Unconfirmed report of Anoplophora glabripennis in Turkey
In 2014-07-07, several specimens of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) were reported by scientists in Zeytinburnu, near Istanbul. The insect was found on trees of Acer negundo in the garden of Abdi Ipekçi Sport Hall and along a street. Zeytinburnu is located in the European part of the Istanbul province along the Marmara Sea coast. Adult beetles, egg-laying sites and exit holes were observed (Ayberk et al., 2014). However, this finding is not confirmed by the Turkish NPPO, as official investigations are still ongoing and have not detected the pest.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Turkey can be described as follows: Absent, a report published in 2014 is not confirmed by the NPPO.
Ayberk H, Ozdikmen H, Cebect H (2014) A serious pest alert for Turkey: a newly introduced invasive longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Florida Entomologist 97(4), 1852-1855. http://journals.fcla.edu/flaent/article/view/83906/80796
NPPO of Turkey (2015-04).