Anoplophora glabripennis found again in Canada
In September 2013, the presence of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was officially confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in an industrial area near Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario (CA). It can be recalled that between 2003 and 2007, A. glabripennis had been found in the cities of Toronto and Vaughan. A quarantine area was established and an active eradication campaign was undertaken. Based on international standards, the pest was considered eradicated from this area in April 2013 (see EPPO RS 2013/076) after not being detected for five years. Following this detection in Mississauga, a new regulated area has been delimited (covering parts of the cities of Mississauga and Toronto) and phytosanitary measures are being taken, including surveys and restrictions on the movement of host plants (nursery stock, trees, logs, timber, wood, wood chips and bark chips). Residents were advised to check their trees regularly for signs of the pest and to report any suspicious sightings to CFIA. The public was also asked not to move firewood.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Canada can be described as follows: Present, isolated outbreak detected in Mississauga (Ontario) in 2013, under official control.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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