EPPO Global Database

Pseudococcus comstocki(PSECCO)

Distribution details in Switzerland

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2016
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned (2018-03)
Comments
First found in July 2016 in Canton of Valais on apricot trees in 3 commercial orchards. The pest was also found on apple and pear trees. In 2017, it was estimated that the infested area was of 20 ha. In infested orchards, different chemical and biological control measures were taken to contain the pest.
References
* NPPO of Switzerland (2018-03).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Italy Present, restricted distribution view...