Express PRA for Chrysobothris femorata
The buprestid Chrysobothris femorata which is endemic in Northern America does not yet occur in Germany and the EU. Up to now it is neither listed in the Annexes of Dir. 2000/29/EC nor by the EPPO. Chrysobothris femorata infests various deciduous trees, amongst others apple tree, birch, elm, linden, maple, willow, black walnut. It can be assumed that C. femorata is able to establish outdoors in Germany due to appropriate climate conditions. An establishment in other Member States is also possible. Due to its high damage potential for many species of deciduous trees C. femorata presents a considerable phytosanitary risk for Germany and other EU-Member States. Based on this risk analysis it can be assumed that the pest is able to establish in Germany or another Member State and to cause considerable damage. Thus preventive measures against the risk of introduction of this potential quarantine pest should be taken according to § 4a of the Plant Inspection Order. According to § 4a of the Plant Inspection Order the intercepted consignment must be destroyed, treated or rejected.
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