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.

  • Use this form to draft your feedback or upload your own document. If you are uploading a written submission on behalf of an organisation, it must be on official letterhead.

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    Before you make a submission, make sure you have read the Draft risk analysis report for the release of Stomphastis sp. nov. for the biological control of Jatropha gossypiifolia (PDF, XXKB/MB).

    Submissions close on 20 December 2021.

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