EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/114

First report of Anoplophora glabripennis in France

In May 2003, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 list) was reported for the first time in France. Larvae, pupae and adults were detected in the city of Gien (Loiret), on approximately 20 Acer trees. It is suspected that A. glabripennis has been introduced with wooden pallets from Asia. A national decree of compulsory control has officially been published with the aim of eradicating the pest. All infested trees have been burnt. A buffer zone within a radius of 1 km is delimited around all findings (area freedom will be declared only if after 4 consecutive years of thorough inspections, the pest is no longer found), movement of host plant material is prohibited from the infested area, as well as movements of any live stages of the insect.
The situation of A. glabripennis in France can be described as follows: Present, reported in 2003 at Gien (Loiret), under eradication.


Cocquempot, C.; Hérard, F.; Raynaud, P. (2003) Les longicornes asiatiques. Anoplophora glabripennis et Anoplophora chinensis, une menace sérieuse pour l’arboriculture fruitière, les plantes d’ornement et les forêts françaises.
Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux, no. 561, 24-28.

Arrêté du 28 mai 2003 relatif à la lutte contre Anoplophora glabripennis.
Journal Officiel n° 131 du 7 juin 2003, p 9727.

L’Eclaireur du Gâtinais et du Centre du 27 mai 2003.
Gien : alerte au capricorne asiatique.