Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis from the Netherlands
In July 2012, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was found in 1 street tree (Acer platanoides) in a residential area of the small town of Winterswijk (EPPO RS 2012/160). This was the second outbreak of A. glabripennis (the first one was successfully eradicated in 2011, EPPO RS 2010/200 and EPPO RS 2011/050). In Winterswijk, the infested tree was reported by a member of the public on 2012-07-09. In this tree, 40 exit holes and 12 larvae were observed and 16 adult live beetles were caught in its immediate vicinity. Eradication measures were taken, including the destruction of potential host plants within a radius of 100 m. Following the destructive sampling of all potential hosts, no other infested plants or signs of the pest were detected. In addition, specific surveillance with tree climbers within a radius of 1000 m and restrictions on the movement of host plant material were implemented. Based on the results of destructive sampling and the absence of the pest during 4 years of specific surveys, the Dutch NPPO considers that A. glabripennis has been successfully eradicated.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Absent, eradicated.
NPPO of the Netherlands (2016-04).