Anoplophora glabripennis detected again in the Veneto region, Italy
In Italy, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) was found for the first time in Lombardia in June 2007 where it is subject to eradication measures (EPPO RS 2007/166). In June 2009, another isolated outbreak was discovered in a private garden in Cornuda in the Veneto region (EPPO RS 2009/157). In 2010, the NPPO of Italy reported another outbreak in this region. A group of trees infested by A. glabripennis has been found in the municipality of Maser (province of Treviso). All infested trees are being destroyed and investigations are under way to identify the possible source of this new infestation.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Italy can be described as follows: Present, isolated outbreaks detected in Lombardia (Corbetta in 2007), and Veneto (Cornuda in 2009, and Maser in 2010), under eradication.
NPPO of Italy, 2010-11.