Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis from Switzerland
The NPPO of Switzerland informed the EPPO Secretariat that the outbreak of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) detected in Berikon (Canton of Aargau) in 2015 (EPPO RS 2015/185) was officially declared eradicated in December 2019. Following the first discovery in September 2015, 183 host trees were felled and intensive monitoring with sniffer dogs, tree climbers and visual inspections was carried out during four consecutive years in the delimited area. Since 2015-09-21, no signs of activity of A. glabripennis 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 glabripennis in Switzerland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Switzerland (2019-12).