EPPO Global Database

Opogona sacchari(OPOGSC)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2023: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 1960s
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, under containment, in case eradication is impossible (2019-01)
From CABI Pest map 594 (1999): Absent, pest eradicated
RS 487 of 1987-08-20: last outbreak 1982, last interception 1986; eradicated. https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-5752

From country itself (1992): first found in 1960s, all introductions eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/056) : found in a public glasshouse in the South East of England on Musa acuminata and Costus spiralis. Under eradication.

From NPPO (2019): the outbreak of O. sacchari within the glasshouse (see above) has spread and it is no longer deemed feasible to eradicate this outbreak, it is now under containment. Chemical and biological treatments, as well as monitoring surveys are ongoing.
* Drizou F, Redstone S, Salisbury A (2023) Impact and management of Opogona sacchari (Bojer, 1856)(Lepidoptera: Tineidae) in a display glasshouse in the United Kingdom. EPPO Bulletin 53(3), 624-631.

* NPPO of UK (1987, 1992, 2017-10, 2019-01).