Update on the situation of Anoplophora chinensis in Turkey and confirmed absence of A. glabripennis
In Turkey, Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found on Acer palmatum, A. saccharum and Salix caprea in a nursery located in the Sile district near Istanbul in June 2014 (EPPO RS 2015/067). Since then, surveys have been carried out in Istanbul and across the country. Phytosanitary measures, in line with the EU Commission Implementing Decision 2012/138/EU, have been taken to eradicate the pest. All infested trees have been destroyed, an intensive survey and awareness raising programmes have been implemented. According to the survey results, A. chinensis has not been found outside the Istanbul area where eradication continues.
The situation of Anoplophora chinensis in Turkey can be described as follows: Transient, under eradication.
In 2014, a paper (Ayberk et al., 2014) suggested that Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was present on Acer negundo trees in the garden of Abdi Ipekci Arena Sport Hall and along an avenue in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul (EPPO RS 2015/068). The NPPO of Turkey queried this record and conducted further studies. Results of the diagnosis confirmed that the pest found was A. chinensis. The results of surveys carried out in Istanbul and across the country have showed that A. glabripennis does not occur in Turkey.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Turkey can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by survey.
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.
NPPO of Turkey (2016-06).