First report of Agrilus planipennis in Illinois (US)
The presence of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Bupestridae – EPPO Action List A1) in Illinois (US) was confirmed by USDA on the 2006-06-09. The insect was discovered by a homeowner in a rural area, in Kane county. Inspections showed that several ash trees (Fraxinus) were infested in the vicinity of the first find (covering an area of approximately 1600 m diameter). All infested trees will be removed and measures will be taken to prevent any further spread of the pest through the movement of regulated articles. Delimiting surveys will continue in Illinois, as well as in nearby Wisconsin.
The situation of Agrilus planipennis in USA can be described as follows: Present, found in 6 states (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia), under official control.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System - Official Pest Reports (USA, 2006-06-30). First report of Emerald Ash Borer in Illinois. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=208