EPPO Report of a Pest Risk Analysis for Dendroctonus valens (Coleoptera: Scolytinae)
This summary is based on a pest risk assessment (PRA) prepared by DEFRA and published in 2021. The PRA covers a smaller area than the EPPO region (UK, including Northern Ireland); however, in the PRA, data was often provided as well for the whole European Union. Additional literature searches have been conducted to make it more representative to the whole EPPO region; and the text was enriched during subsequent discussions in the EPPO Panel on Phytosanitary Measures. Probability of entry, establishment, spread, and potential impact, with associated uncertainties, have been extracted from the PRA and, when necessary, adapted by the Panel for the EPPO region. The measures recommended were initially adapted from EPPO Study on the risk of bark and ambrosia beetles associated with imported non-coniferous wood (EPPO, 2020) as well as from measures recommended by EPPO on other bark beetles, in EPPO PRAs as well as in Standard PM 8/2 Commodity-specific phytosanitary measures for Coniferae (EPPO, 2018).
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