EPPO Global Database

Paropsisterna selmani(PSISSE)

Distribution details in United Kingdom (England)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2015
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned (2019-01)
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/151) : in 2015 an infestation was found on several species of Eucalyptus in a botanical garden in Surrey (Southeastern England). However, one unconfirmed photo of the beetle was taken in a garden in London in 2012.

From NPPO (2019): no official phytosanitary action has not been taken on this finding as a risk analysis (via the UK Plant Health Risk Register) concluded that it would be too difficult to eradicate if found outdoors. However statutory action may be taken for imports and nurseries.
* Fanning PD, Baars JR (2014) Biology of the Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsisterna selmani (Chrysomelidae: Paropsini): a new pest of Eucalyptus species (Myrtaceae) in Ireland. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 16, 45–53.

* NPPO of the United Kingdom (2015-07, 2019-01).

* Reid CA, de Little DW (2013) A new species of Paropsisterna Motschulsky, 1860, a significant pest of plantation eucalypts in Tasmania and Ireland (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae). Zootaxa 3681(4), 395-404.