Anoplophora chinensis eradicated from the Netherlands
In 2003, an isolated finding of Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) was reported from the Netherlands (EPPO RS 2004/002). One adult male was discovered in a private garden in an Acer japonicum. The tree was immediately destroyed. This infested tree was part of a consignment of A. japonicum trees which had been imported by a garden centre from China. Trace-back studies were carried out and no further findings were made on other plants belonging to this lot. A survey was also conducted in the vicinity of the garden concerned without any further finding. A. chinensis is therefore considered as eradicated from the Netherlands.
The status of Anoplophora chinensis in the Netherlands is officially declared as follows: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of the Netherlands, 2006-06.