New additions to the EPPO Lists
In September 2011, the EPPO Council approved the addition of the following pests to the EPPO A1 and A2 Lists of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests. In order to draw the attention of NPPOs to these newly added pests, they have also been placed on the EPPO Action List. The later displays management measures which are recommended to the EPPO member countries and brief descriptions of the areas endangered by these pests. As some A1 pests are now found with a limited distribution in the EPPO region, they were transferred to the A2 List.
Addition to the A1 List (pests absent from the EPPO region):
- Agrilus anxius (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Additions to the A2 List (pests locally present in the EPPO region):
- Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
- Ludwigia peploides ; Ludwigia grandiflora (Onagraceae)
Transfers from the A1 List to the A2 List:
- Epitrix cucumeris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
- Phytophthora lateralis
- Squash leaf curl virus
Pests which should remain on the Action List (urgent phytosanitary concern)
The EPPO Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations considered that the following pests (already listed on the EPPO A1/A2 Lists) still presented an urgent phytosanitary concern and recommended that they should remain on the EPPO Action List for another year:
- Ophiognomonia (=Sirococcus) clavigignenti-juglandacearum
- Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
For each individual pest, datasheets are being prepared and will be available in due course on the EPPO website.
EPPO Secretariat (2011-09).
EPPO A1 List: http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/listA1.htm
EPPO A2 List: http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/listA2.htm
EPPO Action List: http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/Action_List/action_list.htm