EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/026

Opogona sacchari found in Poland

The EPPO Secretariat was informed by the NPPO of Poland of the recent finding of Opogona sacchari (Lepidoptera: Tineidae – EPPO A2 list). In January 2006, plants of Dracaena were found infested by O. sacchari at 1 production site in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship (north-east of the country). Other potential hosts of O. sacchari grown on the premises were inspected but the pest was only found on Dracaena. No propagation material was produced on this site. Investigations showed that the infested Dracaena plants had been imported in March 2005 from the Netherlands. However, as from March 2005 (import of plants) to January 2006 (detection of the pest), the company had imported 92 consignments of pot plants from the Netherlands and 14 from Denmark, it was difficult to identify the possible source of infestation. Nevertheless, it is suspected that the infestation has taken place before the introduction of the plants into Poland. All infested plants were destroyed.
The situation of Opogona sacchari in Poland can be described as follows: Present, outbreaks are occasionally reported, under official control.


NPPO of Poland, 2006-02.