EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/003

Quercus rubra is not a host for Anoplophora glabripennis

In the EPPO RS 2004/163 concerning the finding of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) at Ste Anne-sur-Brivet (Loire Atlantique) in France in July 2004, it was mentioned that, in addition to Acer, the pest was also found on Quercus rubra. Acer trees were indeed infested by A. glabripennis but NOT the Q. rubra trees. Suspect larvae were found on Q. rubra, but were not identified as A. glabripennis by molecular analysis. Their exact identity is not known yet, awaiting further rearing in quarantine and appearance of adults.


Personal communication with P. Reynaud, LNPV Montpellier, FR, 2005-02.