First record of Anoplophora glabripennis in Belgium
In 2008, the presence of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was detected for the first time in Belgium. Two adult beetles were detected in a private garden. It is suspected that these insects had been introduced in wooden boxes containing stones imported from China which had arrived on this site a few days before the insects were caught. Wooden boxes showed typical galleries and were not carrying the ISPM 15 mark. Eradication measures were immediately applied, the wooden boxes were destroyed and the infested site was delimited. Surveys were carried out and no other specimens were caught. The NPPO of Belgium therefore considers that A. glabripennis has not been able to establish and has been eradicated.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Belgium can be described as follows: Transient, 2 adults caught in 2008 in a private garden (in connection with imports of infested wooden boxes from China), under eradication.
NPPO of Belgium, 2009-01.