One beetle of Anoplophora chinensis found in Bayern, Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an isolated finding of Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. On 2014-09-04, 1 beetle of A. chinensis was found in a private garden in Bayern. This beetle had emerged from a small Acer sp. tree which showed only 1 exit hole. The pest was identified morphologically. The tree had been purchased in April 2013 in a garden centre. Tracing-back activities have been initiated, and results currently obtained suggest that no other specimens may have been introduced and that the spread or establishment of the pest is unlikely. Phytosanitary measures have been taken to eradicate the pest. The infested tree has been destroyed and the Regional Plant Protection Service of Bayern is monitoring the infested site and its surroundings. An information campaign is also being carried out to raise public awareness about this pest.
The pest status of Anoplophora chinensis in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, single finding, actionable, under surveillance.
NPPO of Germany (2014-09).