First report of Anoplophora chinensis in Turkey
In 2014-06-12, the presence of Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was reported on Acer palmatum, A. saccharum and Salix sp. in a nursery located in Şile, near Istanbul (on the Black Sea coast). The NPPO of Turkey informed the EPPO Secretariat that all infested trees have been destroyed. Surveys were carried out in the region concerned and all trees belonging to the same lot were examined. In addition, survey activities have been initiated across the country. Control measures were applied in accordance with the Turkish legislation (‘Regulation on the control of Phytophthora ramorum, Gibberella circinata, Anoplophora chinensis and Dryocosmus kuriphilus’), which is in line with the EU legislation. As a result of these surveys, no other findings have been made, and it is considered that the pest has been found only once and eradicated.
The situation of Anoplophora chinensis in Turkey can be described as follows: Transient, under eradication.
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Official Gazette (Resmî Gazete) no. 29033 of 2014-06-17 (in Turkish). http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2014/06/20140617.pdf