Update on the situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in France
Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was first discovered in France in 2003 (EPPO RS 2003/114). Since then several outbreaks were found in different parts of France and eradication measures are being applied (EPPO RS 2009/045, 2010/125, 2013/139, 2017/005).
The NPPO of France recently informed the Secretariat that the outbreak in Strasbourg (Alsace region) discovered in 2008 is now officially eradicated. Surveys were conducted in the demarcated area and no infested trees have been found since December 2014.
In the outbreak in Divonne-les-Bains (Ain department), first discovered in 2016 (EPPO RS 2017/005), 8 new infested trees were found and destroyed. The demarcated area was modified accordingly in France.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in France is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of France (2019-05).