Regulated non-quarantine pest Project

An EU funded project for the benefit of the whole EPPO region

NAME OF THE ORGANISM: Cacoecimorpha pronubana (TORTPR)


Name as submitted in the project specification (if different to the preferred name):

Pest category:

1- Identity of the pest/Level of taxonomic listing:

Is the organism clearly a single taxonomic entity and can it be adequately distinguished from other entities of the same rank?

Is the pest defined at the species level or lower?:

Can listing of the pest at a taxonomic level higher than species be supported by scientific reasons or can species be identified within the taxonomic rank which are the (main) pests of concern?
  • Not relevant: Ornamental sector
Is it justified that the pest is listed at a taxonomic rank below species level?
Not relevant

  • Not evaluated: Ornamental sector
2 – Status in the EU:
Is this pest already a quarantine pest for the whole EU?

Presence in the EU:

List of countries (EPPO Global Database):
Belgium (2011); Croatia (2013); Denmark (2013); France (2011); France/Corse (2011); Germany (2011); Greece (1992); Greece/Kriti (2003); Hungary (2011); Ireland (1992); Italy (2007); Italy/Sicilia (1994); Italy/Sardegna (1975); Lithuania (2008); Luxembourg (1988); Malta (2011); Netherlands (1999); Portugal (2011); Portugal/Madeira (2008); Romania (2011); Slovenia (2011); Spain (2004); Spain/Islas Baleares (1975); United Kingdom (2011); United Kingdom/England (1994); United Kingdom/Channel Islands (1994)


Justification (if necessary):
Data of the presence of this pest on the EU territory are available in EPPO Global Database (

HOST PLANT N°1: Dianthus caryophyllus (DINCA) for the Ornamental sector.

Not evaluated: This pest/host combination was not identified by any EU MS in the RNQP questionnaire as requiring a revision of current thresholds and or a revision of current management measures. This pest/host combination was not identified by the experts of the ornamental SEWG as being a candidate for the RNQP status with specific tolerance levels and/or specific risk management measures. Experts recommended that this pest/host combination should be covered in the future by the 'substantially free from' requirement that will remain in the EU Marketing Directives for ornamentals.