EPPO Global Database

Leptoglossus occidentalis(LEPLOC)

Distribution details in Belgium

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2007
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, no details (2017-12)
From CABI Pest map 741 (2010): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/009) : first found in 2007 near Ostende.

From NPPO (2017): after its introduction, the insect continued to spread and is now regularly reported in Northern Belgium. Few reports from Southern Belgium.
* Aukema B, Libeer R (2007) [First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis in Belgium (Heteroptera: Coreidae)]. Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie 143, 92–93 (in Dutch) (abst.).

* Claerebout S (2011) Conquête de l'Europe par une punaise nord-américaine invasive: la Punaise américaine des pins (Leptoglossus occidentelis Heidernann, 1910). L'érable - Cercles des Naturalistes de Belgique no.1, 14-21.

Natuurpunt. Exotische pestwants rukt op. https://www.natuurpunt.be/nieuws/exotische-pestwants-rukt-op-20110926#.WeBwBE8Uncs

* NPPO of Belgium (2017-12).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Corse Present, few occurrences view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Germany Present, restricted distribution view...
Luxembourg Present, no details view...
Netherlands Present, no details view...