Distribution details in United Kingdom
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
2012: Present, few occurrences
A Cycas circinalis plant grown in a private house in Cambridge (England), was killed by a large infestation in November 2011. The pest had also been detected infesting Cycas sp. at a commercial plant nursery in East Yorkshire in 2006. Probably transient.
* Malumphy C, Marquart C (2012) Queen sago palm (Cycas circinalis L.) killed by Asian cycad scale Aulacaspis yasumatsui Takagi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Britain. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 148 No. 1776-7, 147-154 (abst.).