EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/025

Update on the situation of Agrilus planipennis in Canada

In Canada, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae – EPPO A1 List) has only been found in Ontario (counties of Essex, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex, municipality of Chatham-Kent). More recently, new findings were reported in Ontario. In October 2007, A. planipennis was detected in Norfolk County which is adjacent to the County of Elgin. In November 2007, it was detected for the first time in Toronto.
The pest status of Agrilus planipennis in Canada is officially declared as follows: Present (only in some areas of Ontario), subject to official control.


NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System
– Official Pest Reports (2007-11-26) Update on the emerald ash borer in Canada – Detection in Toronto, Ontario. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=299
– Official Pest Reports (2007-11-07) Update on the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) in Ontario - Canada.http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=293