Update on the situation of Anoplophora chinensis in Croatia
In Croatia, Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found in a nursery in Turanj, near Zadar, in 2007 (see EPPO RS 2009/047). In 2014, it was also found in the coastal and urban areas of Sveti Filip i Jakov and Turanj (both in Zadar county), and in one nursery in Northern Croatia, in Rugvica (Zagreb county) (RS 2015/066). Eradication measures have been implemented according to the Decision 2012/138/EC.
In June 2019, a new outbreak was detected in the municipality of Biograd na Moru, also in the Zadar county, in a blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) orchard where 24 adult specimens were found. In this production site, all blueberry plants (7000) have been destroyed. A demarcated area has been established and monitoring will continue in the coming years.
The pest status of Anoplophora chinensis in Croatia is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Croatia (2019-06, 2020-02).
A map of the demarcated areas is available in the national decree: Odluka o određivanju demarkiranih područja u kojima se provode mjere sprječavanja širenja i suzbijanja azijske strizibube Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) https://narodne-novine.nn.hr/clanci/sluzbeni/2020_01_13_222.html