Anoplophora glabripennis eradicated from Belgium
In 2008, two adult beetles of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) were found in a private garden (EPPO RS 2009/043). It was suspected that the insect had been introduced by wooden boxes containing stones from China. The NPPO of Belgium recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that after several years of survey around the finding place of the beetles, no further specimens were found. Furthermore, the pest was not detected during surveys which were carried across the whole Belgian territory in nurseries, garden centres, public green and forests during the past three years. The NPPO thus considers that A. glabripennis has been eradicated from Belgium.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Belgium is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated and confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Belgium (2011-10).