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The presence of live specimens of Monacha cartusiana (O.F. Müller, 1774) and Cernuella virgata (Da Costa, 1778) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Hygromiidae) has prevented the import of 23 tons of apples from France into Israel

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Author(s): Henk K. Mienis | Svetlana Vaisman

Journal: MalaCo
ISSN 1778-3941

Volume: 6;
Start page: 268;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Mollusca | Gastropoda | Hygromiidae | France | Israel | agricultural pests

ABSTRACT
The discovery of several living specimens of Monacha cartusiana and Cernuella virgata in a shipment of some 23 tons of hand apples from France to Israel resulted in a decision by the Plant Protection & Inspection Services of the Ministry of Agriculture in Israel to return the entire shipment to France. The reason for this decision was triggered by the status of Cernuella virgata as being a potentially pest species.
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