Eradication of Anoplophora chinensis from Switzerland
The NPPO of Switzerland informed the EPPO Secretariat that the outbreak of Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) detected in the Canton of Thurgau in 2014 (EPPO RS 2014/182, 2017/007) was officially declared eradicated in December 2019. Following the first discovery in 2014, intensive monitoring with sniffer dogs and visual inspections was carried out during four consecutive years in the delimited area. Since this finding, no signs of activity of A. chinensis 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.
The pest status of Anoplophora chinensis in Switzerland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Switzerland (2019-12).