First report of Aromia bungii in Japan
In June 2013, the establishment of Aromia bungii (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO Alert List) was confirmed on cherry (Prunus sp.) and Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) trees in the Western part of the Aichi Prefecture (Ama district), Japan. It is noted that an adult specimen had been already captured in the same area in July 2012. This is the first time that A. bungii is reported from Japan.
The situation of Aromia bungii in Japan can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2012 in Aichi prefecture.
AgriNews (2013-06-21) The first longicorn beetle in Japan confirmed in Aichi, damaging cherry and Japanese apricot trees. http://english.agrinews.co.jp/?p=482
Aichi Prefectoral Government. News of 2013-06-18 (in Japanese). http://www.pref.aichi.jp/byogaichu/2013/tokusyuhou/tokusyuhou2402.pdf