Technical resources out now on the IPPC Phytosanitary Resources page!

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 13:48

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G.N. Alit Susanta Wirya 2014 - Glenea chlorospila known as the stem borer pest.

Reviewed and approved by the Capacity Development Committee (CDC), the IPPC has now published the following phytosanitary technical resources on the phytosanitary page. The IPPC and the CDC thank the USDA/APHIS for these valuable contributions.


AntWeb focuses on specimen level data and images linked to specimens. In addition, contributors can submit natural history information and field images that are linked directly to taxonomic names. Distribution maps and field guides are generated automatically. All data in AntWeb are downloadable by users. AntWeb also provides specimen-level data, images, and natural history content to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Encyclopedia of Life (, and Wikipedia.

Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project

The goal of the Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project is to find effective methods to eliminate this invasive species as a major economic and plant and animal pest.

Final Report: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service United States and Mexico Lower Rio Grande Valley Mexican Fruit Fly Eradication Program Review

A review of the status and performance of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) and International Services (IS) Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens Loew) eradication activities in Texas and seven municipalities in northern Tamaulipas, Mexico is provided in this report. It is based on site visits and discussions with operational staff and program managers in Texas and Mexico. The review contains recommendations for each component of the operational program, strategic planning, and support activities.

Research Project: Invasive Ant Biology and Control

The objectives of the project are to :

  • Develop advanced integrated pest management methods by improving the understanding of fire ant biology and by expanding biologically-based control of fire ants through detailed genetic, behavioral, physiological, chemical, and ecological studies of fire ants and their natural enemies.
  • Develop advanced integrated pest management methods by improving the understanding of the biology of invasive pest ants other than fire ants and by expanding options for their management and surveillance.
  • Determine impacts of climate and climate change on potential distributions of invasive ants.

To access these new resources click the links above or click here to access the Phytosanitary Resources Contributed Resources page.

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