EPPO Global Database

Metamasius hemipterus(METAHE)

Distribution details in Netherlands

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, intercepted only
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, confirmed by survey, intercepted only (2015-12)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/168) : larvae of Metamasius hemipterus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) were intercepted on a consignment of Phoenix plants for planting from Costa Rica. Serious damage was observed on the intercepted consignment.
References
* NPPO of the Netherlands (2006-07).

* NPPO of the Netherlands - Pest status of harmful organisms in the Netherlands (Fytosignalering covering 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
------- Pest status based on surveys: 108 survey observations in 2013 did not detect the pest.