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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DISCOVERY, BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF NATURAL ENEMIES OF INSECT PESTS OF CROP AND URBAN AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS Title: Avis de l’ANSES/Rapport d’expertise collective: Analyse de risque phytosanitaire express Halyomorpha halys – la punaise diabolique

Authors
item Haye, Tim -
item Hoelmer, Kim
item Rossi, Jean-Pierre -
item Streito, Jean-Claude -

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 18, 2014
Publication Date: March 21, 2014
Repository URL: http://www.anses.fr/fr/documents/SVEG2013sa0093Ra.pdf
Citation: Haye, T., Hoelmer, K.A., Rossi, J., Streito, J. 2014. Avis de l’ANSES/Rapport d’expertise collective: Analyse de risque phytosanitaire express Halyomorpha halys – la punaise diabolique. Government Publication/Report. 2013-SA-0093.

Interpretive Summary: [translation: ANSES Phytosanitary Expert Pest Risk Assessment for Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug, in France] Halyomorpha halys is now present in France in Alsace and in several neighboring countries (Switzerland and Italy). The potential risk of invasion of H. halys throughout France is considered to be high. Through its natural dispersal, or with human assistance, this insect will likely colonize the majority of the country. It has the potent to inflict heavy losses in a wide range of agricultural crops, and control measures are currently limited to insecticide treatments that would counter current policies for reducing pesticide use. H. halys is also a nuisance to people in homes, restaurants and office buildings, and an increase in allergies is also foreseen. The overall conclusions of this risk assessment are considered to be of high certainty, with some specific aspects being of moderate uncertainty. There is no practical and effective action that would be likely to stop new introductions, and eradication is not feasible with this pest. However, several measures may help to reduce the impact of the invasion: (1) Educate the public and producers about the biology and impact of the pest; (2) monitor the invasion of H . halys into urban areas and agricultural production zones; (3) develop research programs for biological control and mass trapping with pheromones and other attractants; and (3) include this pest when developing integrated pest management programs. Coordination of research programs at the European level is recommended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of actions.

Technical Abstract: [translation: ANSES Phytosanitary Expert Pest Risk Assessment for Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug, in France] Halyomorpha halys is now present in France in Alsace and in several neighboring countries (Switzerland and Italy). The potential risk of invasion of H. halys throughout France is considered to be high. Through its natural dispersal, or with human assistance, this insect will likely colonize the majority of the country. It has the potent to inflict heavy losses in a wide range of agricultural crops, and control measures are currently limited to insecticide treatments that would counter current policies for reducing pesticide use. H. halys is also a nuisance to people in homes, restaurants and office buildings, and an increase in allergies is also foreseen. The overall conclusions of this risk assessment are considered to be of high certainty, with some specific aspects being of moderate uncertainty. There is no practical and effective action that would be likely to stop new introductions, and eradication is not feasible with this pest. However, several measures may help to reduce the impact of the invasion: (1) Educate the public and producers about the biology and impact of the pest; (2) monitor the invasion of H . halys into urban areas and agricultural production zones; (3) develop research programs for biological control and mass trapping with pheromones and other attractants; and (3) include this pest when developing integrated pest management programs. Coordination of research programs at the European level is recommended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of actions.

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