Incursion of Anoplophora chinensis in Denmark in 2011
In Denmark, Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) has been under official surveillance since 2007. In June 2011, the pest was found for the first time in 1 garden in the City of Odense on the Island of Funen. Three exit holes were observed on 2 trees of Acer palmatum and 1 adult beetle was captured. The infested trees were destroyed, and an intensive official survey was carried out (with the involvement of local citizens). No additional beetles or signs of infestation were found. The NPPO in consultation with researchers concluded that the probability of establishment of A. chinensis from this isolated finding was negligible. To verify this assumption, intensive surveillance will be carried out over an extended zone for the next 5 years.
The pest status of Anoplophora chinensis in Denmark is officially declared as: Transient: actionable, under surveillance.
IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Denmark. Transience of Anoplophora chinensis in Denmark (2011-06-24). https://www.ippc.int/index.php