Eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis from Montenegro
In Montenegro, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was first found in October 2015 in the municipality of Budva on a willow tree (Salix sp.) (EPPO RS 2017/004). The infested plant was destroyed, and all susceptible host plants within a radius of 100 m (11 plants) were cut down. Careful inspection did not detect any A. glabripennis or signs of it on these plants. A demarcated area was established, comprising the infested area, plus a buffer zone of 2 km around the infested area. Surveillance was conducted in this demarcated area for 4 consecutive years and did not detect the pest or signs of its presence. In addition to the specific surveillance in the demarcated area, specific monitoring is also carried out in other sites in Montenegro. Surveys conducted showed that A. glabripennis is not present in the territory of Montenegro.
The pest status of Anoplophora glabripennis in Montenegro is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Montenegro (2020-09).