Quick scan for Euscepes batatae (Waterhouse, 1850)
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 cause economic impact in areas where sweet potato is being grown if it were to become established.
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