EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/132

First report of Agrilus planipennis in Pennsylvania (US)

On 2007-06-26, APHIS confirmed the detection of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae – EPPO A1 List) in the Butler county, Pennsylvania (US). This detection was made during official surveys carried out along the Pennsylvania/Ohio border following the detection of A. planipennis in Ohio (see EPPO RS 2003/080). It is recalled that in the USA, A. planipennis has been reported in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, and has been responsible for the decline of more than 25 million Fraxinus trees.
The pest status of Agrilus planipennis in the USA is officially declared as follows: Present, only in some areas and subject to official control.


NAPPO Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports (2007-07-12) - Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) in Pennsylvania. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=266