EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/071

Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Marly, Switzerland

The NPPO of Switzerland informed the EPPO Secretariat that the outbreak of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) detected in 2014 in Marly (Canton of Fribourg) was officially declared eradicated in February 2019. Since 2014, intensive monitoring with sniffer dogs, tree climbers, and visual inspections has been carried out. From 2014 to 2019, no signs of A. glabripennis activity were detected (i.e. no beetles, larvae, eggs, exit holes, frass, oviposition pits, signs of maturation feeding). Restrictions on the movement of plants and plant material, as well as intensive monitoring measures were lifted on 2019-02-27. Eradication measures are continuing in Berikon (Canton of Aargau) where the pest was found in 2015 (EPPO RS 2015/185)

The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Switzerland is officially declared as: Transient, the infestation in Marly (Canton of Fribourg) is eradicated, surveillance measures continue in Berikon (Canton of Aargau), actionable, under eradication


NPPO of Switzerland (2019-03).