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EFSA Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Prays endocarpa forFrench Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion


This document presents the opinion of the Panel on Plant Health on the simplified pest risk assessment conducted by France on Prays endocarpa with French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion considered as endangered area. 

Prays endocarpa Meyrick (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), the citrus rind borer or citrus pock caterpillar, is usually found on Citrus, but has also been reported to attack other Rutaceae, including the bael tree Aegle marmelos. The larva feeds on the rind of different citrus fruit, causing gall-like swellings (pocks). Larval development is completed within these galls and the larvae never enter the endocarp. This species is distributed in parts of the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia and the Pacific.


  • Prays endocarpa


  • Aegle marmelos
  • Citrus
  • Rutaceae


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  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
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