EPPO Global Database

Ophiomyia kwansonis(OPHOKW)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2006
From CABI Pest map 779 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/010) : the first possible evidence of this insect in the USA is an image taken in July 2006 in Kennebunk (Maine) and posted on an entomological website. In 2008, damage was noticed by daylily amateurs at a national meeting in Texas, and by 2012 it was recorded in at least 15 US states.
- Bugguide - Identification, Images, & Information for Insects, Spiders & Their Kin - For the United States & Canada. www.bugguide.net/node/view/84826
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Pest Alert: Daylily leafminer Ophiomyia kwansonis Sasakawa (Diptera: Agromyzidae), new to North America, including Florida by Steck GJ & Williams GL (dated 2012-05-22). http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/pest-alerts/pdf/ophiomyia-kwansonis.pdf

* Jurc, M.; Cerny, M.; Jurc, D. (2012) Sumarski List 136 (9/10), 501-507.