Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Winterthur, Switzerland
In July 2012, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was found in Winterthur, canton of Zürich (EPPO RS 2013/049). Eradication measures were immediately implemented and included the destruction of infested and potentially infested trees, as well as intensive monitoring with sniffer dogs, tree climbers and visual inspections. Since 2013, no further signs of A. glabripennis activity have been detected (i.e. no beetles, larvae, eggs, exit holes, frass, oviposition and maturation feeding sites). In 2016-12-06, the NPPO of Switzerland officially declared the eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Winterthur.
In addition, the NPPO of Switzerland informed the EPPO Secretariat of the current situation of A. glabripennis on other sites where official measures are still being implemented. It is noted that during surveys carried out in 2016, A. glabripennis was not found on these sites nor in any other parts of Switzerland.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Switzerland is officially declared as: Transient: only in some areas (Brünisried [notification: 2011-09-28], Marly [notification: 2014-08-13] and Berikon [notification: 2015-10-19]), under eradication.
NPPO of Switzerland (2016-12).