Anoplophora glabripennis detected in the Veneto region, Italy
In Italy, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was found for the first time in Lombardia in June 2007 (EPPO RS 2007/166). It was discovered in a private garden on 4 trees (3 Betula pendula, 1 Acer pseudoplatanus) and eradication measures are being applied in this region. In June 2009, another isolated outbreak was discovered by the Regional Plant Protection Organization of the Veneto region. A. glabripennis was found in a single plant of Acer sp. growing in private garden at Cornuda, in the Province of Treviso.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Italy can be described as follows: Present, found in 2007 in one private garden in Lombardia, and in 2009 in one private garden in Veneto, under eradication.
NPPO of Italy, 2009-07.