New finding of Euwallacea fornicatus in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the Secretariat of the new finding of Euwallacea fornicatus sensu lato (Coleoptera: Scolytinae, EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The pest was first found in January 2021 in a tropical greenhouse in Thüringen (EPPO RS 2021/033). The pest was found again in a tropical greenhouse in Berlin. The identity of the pest was confirmed in March 2021. E. fornicatus was found in 136 shrubs and trees of Ficus sp., Mangifera indica, Clusia rosea and Heteropanax sp. The infested plants showed bore holes, resin flow, small tubes of compacted sawdust. Many of the infested plants had been delivered from another EU Member State one year ago. Eradication measures are applied, and further monitoring will be conducted.
The pest status of Euwallacea fornicatus in Germany is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under eradication.
NPPO of Germany (2021-03).