Distribution details in Germany
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
1994: Absent, invalid record
From NPPO: Absent, invalid record
The record (attributed to Schmutterer, 1959) is only to the genus Lopholeucaspis, of which L. japonica is mentioned as one of two examples, without any particular reference to Germany. The other example, L. cockerelli, is mentioned as the only species ever found in Germany, several decades ago. By inference, L. japonica is not considered by Schmutterer ever to have occurred in Germany. So the record (taken up in QPE) is a mistake.
* Schmutterer, H. (1959) Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 45 Teil. I. Deckelschildläuse oder Diaspididae. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena. 150-152.
------- Glasshouse only.
||Absent, confirmed by survey