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Invasive beetle Callidiellum villosulum found in Christmas decorations imported from China

Invasive beetle Callidiellum villosulum found in Christmas decorations imported from China | Almanac Pests | Scoop.it

In Canada the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch will destroy $182,000 worth of Christmas decorations imported from China because the shipment included an unwanted gift: a brown fir longhorned beetle.

The wood-boring pest, which attacks dead or dying trees, was discovered by staff at a Metro liquor store last month as they unpacked wood and pine cone decorations.

The beetle was reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which last week ordered the decorations be removed from stores and destroyed.


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EPPO Alert List: addition of Aromia bungii

In 2011, the presence of Aromia bungii (Redneck longhorned beetle) was recorded for the first time in one location in Germany. Because A. bungii is a fruit tree pest originating from Asia which was previously not known to occur in the EPPO region, the NPPO of Germany and the EPPO Panel on Phytosanitary Measures suggested its addition to the EPPO Alert List.

 

http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/Alert_List/insects/Aromia_bungii.htm


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