Update on the situation of Aromia bungii in Germany
Aromia bungii (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was first found in July 2011 in an old damson plum tree (Prunus domestica subsp. insititia), in a private garden in Rosenheim (near Kolbermoor) in the southern part of Bayern (EPPO RS 2012/090), and later in another garden in Rosenheim (RS 2017/056). Two demarcated zones had been established (2 km radius each), and official monitoring has been conducted since then.
In 2019, a total of 204 infested and suspicious trees have been felled, inspected, chopped up, and burned. In total, 131 woody plants were found to be infested. The demarcated area was extended and the control measures according to EU Implementing Decision 2018/1503 were implemented. This included monitoring of host plants, felling of woody plants with symptoms, examination of the wood to check for the presence of larvae, destruction of infested plants by incineration. In addition, the public was informed of the measures taken, and restrictions on movement of host material were issued. The two demarcated areas were extended and merged, the merged zone consists of infested zones (100 m radius around infested woody plants) and a buffer zone (4 km radius around infested zones). In 2020, further infested woody plants were found, and the demarcated area has been extended accordingly. Official measures continue.
The pest status of Aromia bungii in Germany is officially declared as: Present at one location, under containment, in case eradication is impossible.
NPPO of Germany (2020-09).
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1503 of 8 October 2018 establishing measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of Aromia bungii (Faldermann) OJL 254, 9-18 http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2018/1503/oj
A map of the demarcated area is available at https://www.lfl.bayern.de/mam/cms07/ips/dateien/av_lfl_kl_200724.pdf