First report of Ips cembrae in Sweden
The NPPO of Sweden recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Ips;cembrae (Coleoptera: Scolytidae – EU Annexes) on its territory. This insect was detected and identified in the South of Sweden by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The distribution of I. cembrae is currently being investigated by deploying pheromone traps in forests which are mainly dominated by larch species (Larix spp.) in the South of Sweden.
The situation of Ips cembrae in Sweden can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2012 in Southern Sweden.
NPPO of Sweden (2012-06).