EPPO Project on quarantine pests for forestry 


The EPPO Project on Quarantine Pests for Forestry ran from 2000 to 2005. It mainly focused on the risks from forest pests present in the former USSR, particularly in its Asian part, with regard to their possible impacts on the non-Asian parts of the EPPO region. The Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry was created to implement this project. The EPPO Secretariat collected brief information on the taxonomy, geographical distribution, host plants, biology and impact of 1365 pests and on the taxonomy and geographical distribution of the 653 main forest trees on the territory of the former USSR. In the process of prioritization, which took place over 10 meetings in various countries in the EPPO region, the Panel selected species that were more likely to present high risk for the non-Asian part of the EPPO region. 

For these species, detailed data were collected and datasheets were prepared. The Panel performed Pest Risk Analysis for 45 species of pests and recommended 19 of them for inclusion into the EPPO A1 and A2 Lists of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests. Possible phytosanitary measures have been selected in the process of Pest Risk Management to reduce the risk of introduction of these 19 pests into endangered areas. In addition, the Panel prepared a Standard on commodity-specific phytosanitary measures for Coniferae.




Agrilus planipennis



Stegophora ulmea



Dryocosmus kuriphilus

Species added to the EPPO A1 and A2 Lists

Following the recommendation of the EPPO Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry, pest species listed below were included in the EPPO A1 or A2 Lists. Data sheets and PRA documents are stored in the EPPO Global Database (follow the links).


Agrilus planipennis  Buprestidae A1 in 2004 
Aeolesthes sarta  Cerambycidae A2 in 2002 
Hesperophanes campestris  Cerambycidae A2 in 2007 
Tetropium gracilicorne  Cerambycidae A2 in 2002 
Xylotrechus altaicus  Cerambycidae A2 in 2002 
Xylotrechus namanganensis  Cerambycidae A2 in 2004 
Ips hauseri  Scolytidae A2 in 2004 
Ips subelongatus  Scolytidae A2 in 2004 
Scolytus morawitzi  Scolytidae A2 in 2002 
Strobilomyia viaria  Anthomyiidae A2 in 2005 
Lepidosaphes ussuriensis  Diaspididae A2 in 2003 
Dryocosmus kuriphilus  Cynipidae A2 in 2003 
Sirex ermak  Siricidae A2 in 2004 
Dendrolimus sibiricus  Lasiocampidae A2 in 2002 
Dendrolimus superans  Lasiocampidae A2 in 2005 
Malacosoma parallela  Lasiocampidae A2 in 2003 
Lymantria mathura  Lymantriidae A2 in 2005 
Erschoviella musculana  Noctuidae A2 in 2003 

FUNGI Family EPPO List
Stegophora ulmea  Diaporthales A1 in 2003



Species not recommended for inclusion into the EPPO A1 or A2 Lists

PRAs were performed by the Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry on the following pests but their inclusion into the EPPO A1 and A2 Lists was not recommended. Data sheets and PRA documents are stored in the EPPO Global Database (follow the links).


Melanophila guttulata  Buprestidae
Corymbia succedanea Cerambycidae
Dokhtouroffia baeckmanni Cerambycidae
Monochamus impluviatus Cerambycidae
Tetropium staudingeri  Cerambycidae
Turcmenigena varentzovi  Cerambycidae
Agelastica alni orientalis Chrysomelidae
Hylobius albosparsus Curculionidae
Polyphylla alba Scarabaeidae
Ips golovjankoi Scolytidae
Ips spessivtsevi Scolytidae
Strobilomyia luteoforceps Anthomyiidae
Cecidomyia pumila Cecidomyiidae
Resseliella ingrica Cecidomyiidae
Adelges lapponicus Adelgidae
Ceroplastes japonicus Coccidae
Ceroplastes sinensis Coccidae
Anacanthotermes ahngerianus  Termitidae
Anacanthotermes turkestanicus Termitidae
Coleophora dahurica Coleophoridae
Erannis jacobsoni Geometridae
Phyllonorycter issikii Gracillariidae
Dasychira albodentata Lymantriidae
Euproctis kargalika  Lymantriidae
Sphinx morio  Sphingidae
Cydia illutana subsp. dahuricolana Tortricidae