Express PRA for Pterolophia multinotata
The Longhorn Beetle Pterolophia multinotata is endemic in China and other parts of Asia and does not yet occur in the EU. Until now, it is listed neither in the Annexes of Dir. 2000/29/EC nor by the EPPO. Pterolophia multinotata infests a variety of deciduous tree species both in dried as in living condition, amongst others elms, oaks, ashes, caragana (Caragana korshinskii). Due to suitable climatic conditions it is assumed that P. multinotata is capable to establish outdoors in Germany. An establishment in South European Member States is also possible. P. multinotata represents a considerable phytosanitary risk for Germany and other EU-Member States due to its possibly high damage potential for a variety of deciduous tree species. Based on this risk analysis it is assumed that the pest is capable to establish in Germany or other Member States and to cause considerable damage. Thus preventive measures against the risk of introduction of this potential quarantine pest according to § 4a of the Plant Inspection Order should be taken. Thus the intercepted consignment has to be disposed of or be treated according to § 4a of the Plant Inspection Order.
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