Anoplophora glabripennis found in Ain department, France
The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) in the department of Ain. On 2016-08-16, a beetle was found by a person on his/her terrace in the municipality of Divonne-les-Bains. The official authorities were informed on 2016-08-25, and signs of the presence of the insect were observed on 11 Acer trees on 2016-09-08. The identity of the pest was confirmed on 2016-09-14 by the French reference laboratory. All infested Acer trees were destroyed two days later by grinding and incineration. Training sessions for official and local stakeholders involved in pest management were organized. An information campaign was launched to raise public awareness, and a dedicated area for green waste was opened.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in France is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of France (2016-11).
Direction Régionale de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Forêt de la région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. http://draaf.auvergne-rhone-alpes.agriculture.gouv.fr/capricornes-asiatiques