New findings of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of new findings of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) on its territory. In all cases, official control measures were taken to eradicate the pest (destruction of infested trees and establishment of demarcated areas). Tracing-back studies have been initiated but the origins of these infestations have not been identified, so far. Survey activities are continuing in Germany.
- Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
On 2014-09-01, A. glabripennis was found for the first time in Saxony-Anhalt, in the city of Magdeburg. The pest was detected in 1 Aesculus hippocastanum tree planted for amenity purposes. A beetle and a larva were found, as well as exit holes on several branches. The identity of the pest was determined by morphological and molecular (PCR) methods.
- Bayern (Bavaria)
In September and October 2014, A. glabripennis was found in 2 new locations in Bavaria on Acer, Sorbus and Salix trees.
- The pest was detected on 14 trees in Neubiberg, near Munich. Some of these trees were heavily infested. The identity of the pest was determined by morphological methods. It is noted that this new infested area is located 10 km away from the previous finding made in 2012 in Feldkirchen (EPPO RS 2013/138), where eradication actions are continuing.
- A. glabripennis was also found on 7 trees at Ziemetshausen near Augsburg. Some of these trees were heavily infested and it is presumed that the pest has been present for a few years. The identity of the pest was determined by morphological methods. Infested trees were growing in a public site and the infestation was notified by a private person.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, only at some locations in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany (2014-09, 2014-10).