Interceptions and occurrence of quarantine insects and mites in Belgium in 2012

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The Diagnostic Centre for Plants (ILVO) identifies plant pests and diseases as a service for government agencies, growers and private persons. In 2012, the Entomological Laboratory of the Centre investigated 2306 samples for the presence of various regulated insects and mites. These samples came from both monitoring traps used in surveys (about 2140) and interceptions of infected plant material from import (about 160; e.g. cut flowers, wood, fruit, vegetables), which were sent by the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC). The occurring insects and mites were extracted using the Berlese-Tullgren technique and/or detected visually via the stereo microscopy. These pests were then identified morphologically or molecularly, depending on the instar or species detected in the sample. Regulated insects were found in 48% of all the intercepted samples, i.e. Leucinodes orbonalis (EPPO A1 list), Thrips palmi (EPPO A1), non-European Tephritidae viz. Ceratitis anonae and Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1), Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2), Bemisa tabaci (EPPO A2) and Anoplophora chinensis (EPPO A2). Furthermore, high numbers of Drosophila suzukii (EPPO A2), Tuta absoluta (EPPO A2 and, in a lesser degree, Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2) were detected during the intensive monitoring campaigns. In addition, the gall mite Aculops fuchsiae (EPPO A2) was discovered in a private garden in Reet (Belgium) and, subsequently, FASFC implemented official control measures in order to eradicate the pest. This is the first record of the latter mite species in Belgium. More relevant data concerning the identified insect and mite species is provided in the poster.

Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
TitelAbstract book 65th International Symposium on Corp Protection
PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 2013
Evenement65th International Symposium on Corp Protection - Gent, België
Duur: 21-mei-201321-mei-2013

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