First report of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an occurrence of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae - EPPO A1 list) in Bayern. In May 2004, entry holes and living larvae were found in 6 trees of Acer, Aesculus hippocastanum, Betula and Populus. The larvae were of various instars indicating that oviposition had taken place in 2 different years. Neither exit holes nor adults have been observed so far. By using PCR-RFLP-DNA method, larvae were unambiguously identified as A. glabripennis. It is assumed that the pest was introduced from China, as a company was located next to the infestation place, which imports wood packed granite stones from China. Infested trees have been felled and incinerated on the spot. Intensive inspections of deciduous trees at the place of infestation and its surrounding area are being performed. The declared pest status of A. glabripennis in Germany is: Transient, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany, 2004-05-25.