EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/115

Anoplophora glabripennis found in South Carolina (US)

In South Carolina (US), Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was detected for the first time in May 2020. A dead beetle was found in a private garden in Hollywood on May 29 and 2 infested trees were found following further surveys. Surveys are continuing and eradication measures will be applied (USDA-APHIS, 2020). South Carolina is the sixth state to detect an Asian longhorned beetle infestation. The beetle has previously been found in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Infestations have been eradicated in New Jersey and Illinois, and eradication efforts continue in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio.


USDA-APHIS (2020-06-15) Tree surveys are underway in South Carolina to detect Asian longhorned beetle. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2020/sa-06/alb-sc