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Nipponaclerda biwakoensis quick scan


In the USA (United States of America) the Phragmites scale, Nipponaclerda biwakoensis native to Asia, was discovered and identified during the fall of 2016 causing massive impacts on reed vegetation in the Mississippi delta. The species can likely establish in Europe where it may also cause massive impacts on reed vegetation. Reed is being imported from Asia and may be a pathway for the species. Currently, reed it is not subject to phytosanitary inspections


  • Agropyron
  • Juncaceae
  • Phragmites
  • Poaceae


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  • Netherlands