Further finding of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany
The NPPO of Germany informed the EPPO Secretariat of another finding of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) in Nordrhein-Westfalen. An earlier finding had been made in Bayern in 2004 (see EPPO RS 2004/072). In July 2004, a single adult of A. glabripennis was found on a tree of Acer palmatum located in a private garden at Mönchengladbach. Its larvae had caused typical feeding symptoms on the maple bark. The intensive monitoring carried out within the area of 2000 m radius around the place of finding did not result in any further finding of A. glabripennis. Investigations done so far did not provide any hint as to the origin of the specimen.
NPPO of Germany, 2004-09.