Anoplophora glabripennis eradicated from Austria
In January 2021, the NPPO of Austria informed the EPPO Secretariat that Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) has been eradicated from its territory. It can be recalled that A. glabripennis was first found in Braunau am Inn in July 2001, and subsequently in St. Georgen bei Obernberg in 2012 and Gallspach in 2013. In all cases, eradication measures were taken. The outbreaks of Braunau am Inn and St. Georgen bei Obernberg were eradicated in 2012 and 2016 respectively, but an eradication campaign was continuing in Gallspach (EPPO RS 2018/080). In the demarcated area in Gallspach, an intensive monitoring has been carried out since 2013. As a result of this intensive surveillance programme, no further live or dead stages of A. glabripennis have been detected since the end of 2016 (i.e. 4 years and corresponding to at least 2 complete development cycles of the pest). In accordance with the requirements of the EU legislation (Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/893 of 9 June 2015), the NPPO considers that the outbreak in Gallspach has been eradicated and that A. glabripennis has been successfully eradicated from Austria.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Austria can be described as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Austria (2021-01).