New finding of Anoplophora glabripennis in France
In May 2003, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) was found for the first time in France in the city of Gien, Loiret (see EPPO RS 2003/114). In July 2004, another outbreak was discovered at Ste-Anne-sur-Brivet, 30 km west of St-Nazaire (Loire Atlantique) on a dozen trees of Acer and Quercus rubra (Q. rubra was previously not listed as a host). All infested trees were burned, and 70 other trees potentially infested will be destroyed. It is considered that the pest may have been introduced on wood boxes containing granite stones imported from China, via a nearby seaport.
The situation of A. glabripennis in France can be described as follows: Present, found in 2003 in the city of Gien (Loiret), and in 2004 in the city of St-Anne-sur-Brivet (Loire-Atlantique), under eradication.
Anonymous (2004) Pays-de-la-Loire. Anoplophora glabripennis en Loire-Atlantique.
Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux, no. 575, p 3.