PHC Pest Review

Threat: Longhorn beetles

Citrus longhorn beetle
Authors: Chris Quine

Key Priorities and Recommendations 

  • Maintain awareness and vigilance – especially amongst timber and packaging industries - and members of the public (esp. with respect to those of horticultural concern).
  • Keep up to date with developments in outbreak management in Europe and North America.
  • Monitor trade with the Far East likely to increase volumes of untreated wood arriving in Scotland.
  • Engagement with Coleopterist community to broaden monitoring and encourage reporting.