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Rapid assessment of the need for a detailed Pest Risk Analysis for Contarinia maculipennis


Contarinia maculipennis was intercepted on four occasions in 2011, in each case on a consignment of orchids from Thailand. A Dutch PRA already exists for this pest (van der Gaag et al., 2007). After discussion at the October 2011 Risk Management Workstream meeting, a Rapid Assessment was requested for this pest to help identify the most appropriate actions to take when it is intercepted. A recommendation for destruction / reexport was issued after the first interception, although the consignment had not been detained. After a subsequent interception, a forward-looking recommendation was issued that no action should be taken when the pest is found on cut flowers on the basis that there was unlikely to be a pathway from packaged cut flowers to orchid growers.


  • Contarinia maculipennis


  • Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
  • Capsicum annuum
  • Capsicum frutescens
  • Dendrobium
  • Dendrobium bigibbum
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
  • Hibiscus sp.
  • Jasminum sambac
  • Lycianthes rantonnetii
  • Momordica charantia
  • Plumeria rubra
  • Pseuderanthemum
  • Solanum chilense
  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Solanum melongena
  • Solanum peruvianum
  • Solanum tuberosum


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PRA Area

  • United Kingdom