Update on the situation of Anoplophora chinensis in Germany
As reported in EPPO RS 2008/115, Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A1 List) has been observed for the first time in Germany in June 2008. The NPPO of Germany explained that these findings cannot be considered as outbreaks because only single findings of recently hatched beetles were made on imported Acer palmatum plants. These plants had been purchased by a supermarket chain from a company in the Netherlands which had previously imported them from China. The beetles and the relevant host plants were collected and destroyed. So far, no other findings of the pest have been made in Germany.
The pest status of Anoplophora chinensis in Germany is officially declared as: Absent; public awareness activities and official surveys increased, strengthened import control.
NPPO of Germany, 2008-07.