New additions to the EPPO A1 and A2 Lists
In September 2020, 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.
Additions to the EPPO A1 List (pests absent from the EPPO region):
- Gymnandrosoma aurantianum (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
- Naupactus xanthographus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
- Stagonosporopsis crystalliniformis [following changes in taxonomy, see below]
Additions to the EPPO A2 List (pests locally present in the EPPO region):
- Amaranthus palmeri (Amaranthaceae)
- Amaranthus tuberculatus (Amaranthaceae)
- tomato brown rugose fruit virus
Due to taxonomic revisions, the following changes have been made to the lists:
- Aeolesthes sarta (EPPO A2 List) is now called Trirachys sartus.
- Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (EPPO A2 List) is now called Clavibacter sepedonicus (EPPO RS 2020/028).
- The taxonomy of Euwallacea fornicatus has recently been revised (EPPO RS 2020/035), and it is the species complex, Euwallacea fornicatus sensu lato (E. fornicatus sensu stricto, E. fornicatior, E. perbrevis and E. kuroshio) which is now included in the EPPO A2 List.
- Phoma andigena (EPPO A1 List) is now called Stagonosporopsis andigena. In addition, it included in the past a variant which is now considered to be a separate species called Stagonosporopsis crystalliniformis (see EPPO RS 2018/187). As a consequence, S. crystalliniformis has been added to the EPPO A1 List.
For each individual pest, PRA documents and datasheets have been prepared (or are under development) and will be available in due course in the EPPO Global Database (https://gd.eppo.int). In addition, posters to raise public awareness have been specifically prepared for most of these pests and can be downloaded from the EPPO website: https://www.eppo.int/RESOURCES/eppo_publications/pest_specific_posters
EPPO Secretariat (2020-10).