EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/140

Anoplophora glabripennis eradicated from Canada

In Ontario (Canada), a small outbreak of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was detected in September 2013 in the city of Mississauga (EPPO RS 2014/022, 2015/127). Eradication measures were applied in the regulated area, covering parts of the cities of Mississauga and Toronto. They included the restriction of the movement of nursery stock, trees, lumber, wood, and wood products, including all firewood unless given prior authorization. On 2020-06-09, after five years of surveys with no detection of this plant pest, the NPPO of Canada officially declared the successful eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in the cities of Mississauga and Toronto, and as a consequence from its whole territory.

The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Canada can be described as follows: Absent, pest eradicated.


CFIA (2020-06-25) Asian longhorned beetle declared eradicated in the cities of Mississauga and Toronto. Press release. https://www.canada.ca/en/food-inspection-agency/news/2020/06/asian-longhorned-beetle-declared-eradicated-in-the-cities-of-mississauga-and-toronto.html