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PRA report for Metamasius hemipterus

Description

Both the PRA and the PRA report are available. 

Expert working group 2008-12, review in 2009. This PRA supported the addition of the pest to the EPPO A1 List.


- This pest has been intercepted at least 4 times since 2006, and can often go undetected (Weissling & Giblin-Davis, 2003). 

- The pest has a relatively broad host range: Arecaceae, Musa spp., Sachharum officinarum. 

- The hidden life cycle inside the palm assists establishment of the pest. 

- The hidden life cycle inside the palm makes the pest likely to survive eradication measures in the southern part of the EPPO region.

- The pest is likely to spread rapidly by human assistance. 

- The pest may have impacts economic impacts (effects on crops, control costs, environmental and social impacts) considered as moderate.

 - For both ornamental and palms as crops for oil and food, the damage caused by M. hemipterus increases the chances of infestation by other pests such as Rhynchophorus cruentatus, Diocalandra frumenti in the Canary Islands, Oryctes nasicornis, Paysandisia archon, etc..

Organisms

  • Metamasius hemipterus

Hosts

  • Arecaceae
  • Cocos nucifera
  • Musa
  • Phoenix canariensis
  • Ravenea rivularis
  • Saccharum officinarum

Files

Type File Size
Pest Risk Analysis pra_full_METAHE.pdf 597,40kB
Pest Risk Analysis pra_rep_METAHE.pdf 260,93kB

PRA Area

  • EPPO
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan