EPPO Global Database

Dryocosmus kuriphilus(DRYCKU)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2015
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, under eradication (2015-06).
From CABI Pest map 677 (2015): Present, few occurrences
Official surveys conducted in 2009 confirmed the absence of the pest from the UK.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/108) : first found in June 2015 in sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) in Farningham woods, Kent. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/201) : detected in London and West Sussex in association with Cryphonectria parasitica.
* NPPO of the UK (2005-12, 2010-01).

* Pérez-Sierra A, van der Linde S, Romón-Ochoa P, Jones B, Gorton C (2020) First report of Cryphonectria parasitica on abandoned galls of Dryocosmus kuriphilus on sweet chestnut in the United Kingdom. New Disease Reports 41, 34. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2020.041.034