EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/62

Trogoderma granarium is not present in United Kingdom

The Plant Protection Service of United Kingdom has informed the EPPO Secretariat that the records concerning Trogoderma granarium (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in PQR and in the second edition of Quarantine Pests for Europe were misleading. T. granarium has been found in the past in UK but is not established. It is absent from grain stores for export as confirmed by surveys carried out over the last 10 years. No consignments of grain from UK have been rejected because of T. granarium over the same period. The pest has very occasionally been found in certain specialist processors associated with imported animal feed stuffs, and has on all occasions been eliminated. T. granarium should be considered as absent in UK.


Plant Protection Service of United Kingdom, 1998-03.