This book is a companion volume to Quarantine Pests for Europe, published originally in 1992 by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and CAB INTERNATIONAL (CABI) for the European Union.
The previous book provides information on identity, hosts, geographical distribution, biology, detection and identification, means of movement and dispersal, pest significance, phytosanitary measures and a bibliography for all the quarantine pests listed by EPPO and the European Union, but does not contain any illustrations.
A second edition of Quarantine Pests for Europe will be published at the end of 1996.
The present book contains approximately 400 colour illustrations, most of them new in relation to the very first illustrations of the EPPO Data Sheets which appeared in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin in the 1980s.
The book covers most of the quarantine pests listed by EPPO and the European Union, including those which have been added to the quarantine lists since 1992.
Thus it will be compatible with the second edition of the volume of text data sheets.
The quarantine pests concerned are either not present in the Euro-Mediterranean region, or only present to a limited extent and submitted to official control measures.
The sequence of presentation is as for the text volume, i.e. insects, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, viruses, parasitic plants.
Within each chapter, the pest illustrations appear in alphabetical order.
An index including scientific names and synonyms is included at the end of the book.
Accompanying text is presented in both English and French.
Although it has not been possible to illustrate every listed quarantine pest, this book provides a unique collection that will help phytosanitary inspectors, plant health officers, and others working in the field of plant quarantine, or plant protection in general, to recognize and identify quarantine pests.
The book is published by EPPO in association with CABI, and is available for sale exclusively through CABI.