Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Neukirchen am Inn (Bavaria), Germany
In 2004, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was found in Neukirchen am Inn in Bavaria, and this was the first finding of the pest in Germany (see EPPO RS 2004/072). A. glabripennis was found in private gardens and public sites on Acer sp., Aesculus hippocastanum and Populus sp. It was suspected that the pest had been introduced with wood packaging material. An infested area and a buffer zone were demarcated, and eradication measures have been implemented since 2004. Intensive surveys were carried out. After 4 vegetation periods without any finding of the pest, A. glabripennis is now considered to be eradicated from Neukirchen am Inn.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, only in some areas (in Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, North-Rhine Westphalia), under eradication.
NPPO of Germany (2016-02).