EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2018 Num. article: 2018/079

Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Brünisried, Switzerland

In Switzerland, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was first found in Brünisried, canton of Freiburg in September 2011 (EPPO RS 2011/189). 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 2014, 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 2018-02-02, the NPPO of Switzerland officially declared the eradication of A. glabripennis in Brünisried. Surveillance measures are continuing in Marly (canton Freiburg) and Berikon (canton Aargau).

The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Switzerland is officially declared as: Transient: the infestation in Brunisried (Canton Freiburg) is eradicated. Surveillance measures continue in Marly (canton Freiburg) and Berikon (canton Aargau), actionable, under eradication.


NPPO of Switzerland (2018-02).