Stomphastis sp. nov. risk analysis

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We are conducting a risk analysis for the proposed release of the leaf-mining moth Stomphastis sp. nov. into Australia. The purpose of this release is to control bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia), a Weed of National Significance (WONS). Bellyache bush is a difficult and costly to control agricultural and environmental weed in Australia.

You are invited to provide comments on the draft report. In particular, on the proposal to release Stomphastis sp. nov. for the biological control of Jatropha gossypiifolia.

Submit your comments by 20 December 2021.

To make a submission:

  • read the draft report
  • submit your feedback or upload a document via our online form.

We will consider all comments before preparing the final report.

We are conducting a risk analysis for the proposed release of the leaf-mining moth Stomphastis sp. nov. into Australia. The purpose of this release is to control bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia), a Weed of National Significance (WONS). Bellyache bush is a difficult and costly to control agricultural and environmental weed in Australia.

You are invited to provide comments on the draft report. In particular, on the proposal to release Stomphastis sp. nov. for the biological control of Jatropha gossypiifolia.

Submit your comments by 20 December 2021.

To make a submission:

  • read the draft report
  • submit your feedback or upload a document via our online form.

We will consider all comments before preparing the final report.

  • Make a submission by email or post

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    Before you email or post your feedback to us, make sure you:

    All email and postal submissions must have a completed submission form. Submissions made on behalf of an organisation must be on official letterhead.

    Email your completed form to: plantstakeholders@awe.gov.au

    Post your completed form to:

    Plant Sciences and Risk Assessment
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
    GPO Box 858
    Canberra ACT 2601