A list of methods to detect arthropod quarantine pests in Europe

S. Augustin, W.J. de Kogel, P. Donner, M. Faccoli, D.C. Lees, L. Marini, N. Mori, E.P. Toffolo, S. Quilici, A. Roques, A. Yart, A. Battisti

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    A total of 177 species of quarantine arthropods in Europe have been analysed for detection methods that are used in surveillance. This paper provides a link to a list where the methods most frequently used, either alone or in combination, are given for each species. Inspection remains the most common method of detection (108 species). Volatile compounds produced by either insects or host plants, or those released from food attractants are used for 85 species, while light trapping accounts for 28 species. Semiochemicals are known for 73 species, but are commercially available for only 43 species
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-94
    Number of pages2
    JournalEPPO Bulletin
    Issue number1 (April)
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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