New outbreak of Anoplophora glabripennis in Bayern, Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that a new outbreak of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) has been found in the municipality of Murnau (district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen) in Bayern (see also EPPO RS 2016/031, 2014/184, 2016/116). In 2016-10-25, a citizen informed the Plant Protection Service about the presence of suspicious symptoms on trees. The next day, phytosanitary inspectors found symptoms on Acer and Aesculus trees and took samples from an egg deposition. The pest was identified by PCR and sequencing. Official investigations are ongoing to delimit the infested area. For the moment, 19 trees (17 Acer and 2 Aesculus) have been found to be infested by A. glabripennis in public and private gardens, as well as along a railway. Infested trees showed bore holes, egg laying sites (fresh and old), partly dead branches and broken branches within the crown. Official measures are being implemented to eradicate the pest. A survey to establish demarcated zones will be completed by the end of January 2017 and tree destruction is planned in March 2017. In addition, surveys will continue, including visual inspection of trees, pheromone traps, trapping trees, and sniffer dogs.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, only at some locations, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany (2017-01).