Interception: false codling moth on Capsicum

Thaumatotibia leucotreta found on Capsicum.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has intercepted several imports of Capsicum at Heathrow airport which were found to be affected by false codling moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta).

Plants originating in Kenya were discovered on 8 and 9 September. Six consignments from Uganda were also intercepted on 8 September.

All plants and produce were destroyed.

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