Anoplophora glabripennis eradicated from New Jersey (US)
In the USA, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was first discovered in New York (Brooklyn) in August 1996. Since then, the pest has been found in Illinois (Chicago), New Jersey (Hudson, Middlesex, Union counties), Massachusetts (Worcester, Suffolk counties), and Ohio (Clermont county). In 2008, A. glabripennis was declared eradicated in Chicago (Illinois) and the county of Hudson in New Jersey.
On 2013-03-14, USDA-APHIS officially announced the eradication of A. glabripennis from the Middlesex and Union counties, and as a consequence from the whole territory of New Jersey. This declaration is based on 3 years of negative survey results within the regulated areas. It is noted that eradication efforts involved the removal of 21;981 trees in Union, Middlesex and Hudson counties, and that nearly a third of those trees have been replaced by non-host species.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2013-03-14) Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) eradicated from New Jersey. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=543
USDA-APHIS News Release (2013-03-04) New Jersey declares itself free from devastating tree-killing pest. http://asianlonghornedbeetle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ALBNJ_NewsRelease_Final.pdf