Situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany
Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was found for the first time in Germany in 2004 at Neukirchen, Bayern (EPPO RS 2004/072). In 2005, the pest was also found at Bornheim near Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen. In both outbreaks, the infested trees were located in the immediate vicinity of a distributor of granite stones imported from China. It was therefore suggested that the pest had been introduced with wood packaging material. In both cases, eradication measures were taken. In Bayern, 74 infested trees were destroyed from 2004 to the end of 2007. No further infestations have been detected at Neukirchen (Bayern). At Bornheim (Nordrhein-Westfalen), 32 infested trees were destroyed from 2005 to early 2006. However in November 2007, a tree with typical exit holes was observed in Nordrhein-Westfalen, approximately 1.5 km away from the earlier outbreak in Bornheim. Surveys are being carried out to clarify whether this is a new introduction or related to the outbreak in Bornheim.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Germany is officially declared as follows: Present only in two areas (Bornheim and Neukirchen), under eradication.
NPPO of Germany, 2008-01.