EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/103

Pest Risk Analysis for Anoplophora glabripennis

A Pest Risk Analysis for Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) has been published by MacLeod et al. (2002). This PRA followed the EPPO PRA scheme, and climatic data was compared with the computer programme CLIMEX. The PRA was carried out following the establishment of A. glabripennis in USA (and just before its introduction into Europe), in order to assess the risks for the EU countries. In this PRA, it appeared that host plants are widely grown across Europe, and CLIMEX data indicated that southern regions of Europe were most suitable for pest establishment. The main conclusion was that there was a significant risk that A. glabripennis could enter, establish and damage forest, fruit and amenity trees within Europe. Finally, this information was used to support the inclusion of A. glabripennis within the EU regulations on Plant Health.


MacLeod, A.; Evans, H.F.; Baker, R.H.A. (2002) An analysis of pest risk from an Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) to hardwood trees in the European community.
Crop Protection, 21(8), 635-645.