Single finding of an Anoplophora glabripennis beetle in Germany
The EPPO Secretariat was informed by the NPPO of Germany of a finding of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) in Bayern. In August 2005, a single male adult of A. glabripennis was found at a storage place of granite stones in the inland port of Roth, 20 km from Nuremberg. The company concerned regularly imports open consignments of stones (mainly from China via Rotterdam). The origin of the specimen found is unknown. Thorough investigations were carried out on wood packaging material at the storage area and in the port vicinity, but no evidence of further occurrence could be found. Similar isolated findings have already been made in Germany and eradicated (see EPPO RS 2001/136, 2004/072, 2004/132).
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis is Germany is officially declared as follows: Transient, individual occurrence, not expected to survive, surveillance has been applied.
NPPO of Germany, 2005-09.