First report of Xylotrechus chinensis in France
The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Xylotrechus chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO Alert List) on its territory. In October 2018, larvae and adults of X. chinensis were found on a mulberry tree (Morus sp.) in a private garden in Sète (Hérault department). The pest was identified on the basis of its morphological characteristics. The origin of this outbreak is unknown. Surveys are being carried out to delimit the infested area and determine appropriate phytosanitary measures.
The pest status of Xylotrechus chinensis in France is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under surveillance.
NPPO of France (2018-10).