Finding of Anoplophora glabripennis on a truck in Germany
In August 2001, an adult of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae - EPPO A1 quarantine pest) was found on the cover sheet of a truck. The truck had previously moved granite blocks of Chinese origin, packed on wooden material, from Bremen to its place of destination in Sachsen (different from the place where the beetle was found). It appears evident that means of transport are a possible pathway for the spread of A. glabripennis.
NPPO of Germany, 2001-10.