Current situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Canada
In Canada, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae - EPPO RS 2003/147) was reported for the first time in 2003. The insect was detected near Toronto (city of Vaughan) in Ontario (see EPPO RS 2003/147) and since then, eradication measures have been implemented. Since November 2003, approximately 25,000 trees have been removed, including 600 trees that were known to be infested by A. glabripennis (of which 44 trees had been found infested in 2005). In 2006, intensive ground and aerial surveys were conducted and no new findings were made. However, a cluster of 16 trees were found infested in January 2007 within the currently regulated area. Eradication measures are continuing in Canada.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Canada can be described as follows: Present, few infested trees were found near Toronto (Ontario), under eradication.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System
Official Pest Reports (Canada, 2007-02-28) Update on the Asian Long-Horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) – Canada. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=251