Agrilus planipennis is reported for the first time from Maryland (US)
In September 2003, the presence of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae – EPPO Alert List) was reported in ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) at one nursery in Maryland (US), in Prince George’s County. So far in USA, A. planipennis had only been found in Michigan and Ohio. Phytosanitary measures were taken to prevent any further spread. The majority of the infected trees from the nursery were destroyed and it is planned to survey areas where 27 of the 121 trees were sold and planted.
NAPPO Pest Alert System. NAPPO News story posted 2003-09-05.
Maryland Department of Agriculture News Release
New exotic pest identified in Marylands’ Ash Trees, 2003-09-02.