EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/063

Detection and eradication of Anoplophora glabripennis in Yokohama, Japan

In July 2002, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO Action List) was detected on Ulmus parvifolia trees planted along a street in Yokohama city, Japan. All other trees situated in the vicinity were inspected and only a few were found infested. Chemical treatments were applied in September 2002 and heavily damaged trees were destroyed. The origin of this infestation remained unknown. Investigations have been carried out since March 2003, and no beetles have been captured or observed. It is now considered that A. glabripennis has been eradicated in Yokohama.


Takahashi N, Ito M (2005) [Detection and eradication of the Asian longhorned beetle in  Yokohama, Japan.] Research Bulletin of the Plant Protection Service no. 41, 83-85 (abstract).