First report of Euwallacea fornicatus in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the Secretariat of the recent finding of Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae, EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The pest was found in January 2021 in two shrubs of Mangifera indica and Tectona grandis in a tropical greenhouse in Thüringen. The infested plants have been removed and incinerated. Those plants had been delivered in May 2020 from another Member State. However, as numerous plants were moved around within the tropical greenhouse, the source of the infestation cannot be clearly identified. Further monitoring by alcohol-traps in the greenhouse is planned and a demarcated area has been established. Movement of plants out of the greenhouse is prohibited.
The pest status of Euwallacea fornicatus in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany (2021-02).