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Quick scan for Euscepes batatae (Waterhouse, 1850)

Description

This Quickscan was prompted by the interception of Euscepes batatae (synonym: E. postfasciatus) in tubers of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). E. batatae is not known to be present in the EU. It may be able to establish in parts of southern EU. The probability of introduction (entry + establishment) seems, however, very low through import of sweet potatoes that are being consumed. E. batatae is expected to

Organisms

  • Euscepes postfasciatus

Hosts

  • Ipomoea batatas

Files

Type File Size
Pest Risk Analysis Download 354,05kB

PRA Area

  • Netherlands