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EPPO Study on bark and ambrosia beetles on non-coniferous wood (in progress)


A study is being conducted by EPPO on bark and ambrosia beetles on non-coniferous wood. 

An Expert Working Group was convened in 2018 with the following tasks: 

Description of the pest subfamilies covered. Identify the different commodities to be covered, including the tree species or genera.Identify representative species of bark and ambrosia beetles associated with non-coniferous wood preferably absent from the EPPO region or present but not widely distributed that can present a potential risk (if possible, other significant pathways than wood commodities should also be identified). Ideally, species should be from different parts of the world and covering all tree species/genera identified above. Discuss if horizontal measures can be identified (taking into account existing measures i.e. existing PRAs, PM 8 Standards for non-coniferous wood, current regulations) and how these should be defined and justified (including specific requirements for the establishment of PFA)

It is expected that the study will be finalized in June 2019. 

Contact the Secretariat if you wish to access the draft Study.


  • Scolytidae


  • wood

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