EPPO Global Database

Agrilus planipennis(AGRLPL)

Distribution details in Russia (Central Russia)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/067) : Moscow and surroundings.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/062) : spread and tree mortality continues around Moscou (infested area of at least 150 000 km2 in 2013).

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/131) : spread continues (Kaluga, Moscow, Orel, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tambov, Tula, Tver, Vladimir, Yaroslavl).

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/135) : surveys conducted in 2018/2019 detected the pest in: Bryansk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Moscow, Orel, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tambov, Tula, Tver, Vladimir, and Yaroslavl.

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/009) : in September 2020, the pest was found in Saint Petersburg (Martyshkino settlement, Petrodvorets district). It is estimated that the insect has been present in this area for at least 3 years.

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/103) : Studies conducted in 2018/2019 concluded that the north-western limit of the invaded range in European Russia remains the city of Tver. This strongly suggest that the outbreak in Saint Petersburg is the result of accidental introduction (e.g. hitch-hicking on vehicles, infested plants for planting or other commodities).
References
* Baranchikov Y, Mozolevskaya E, Yurchenko G, Kenis M (2008) Occurrence of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis in Russia and its potential impact on European forestry. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 38(2), 233-238.
------- Widespread in the city of Moscow where hundreds of dead trees were cut down, as a result of the A. plannipennis outbreak. All infested trees were F. pennsylvanica, with the exception of 1 case of a dead F. excelsior. In Moscow, A. planipennis was often found infesting ash trees with the bark beetle Leperisinus varius.

* Gninenko YI, Kliukin MS, Khegai IV (2016) Emerald ash borer: catastrophe postponed? Plant Health Research and Practice 3(17), 42-45.

* Mozolevskaya EG, Izhevskii SS (2007) [Outbreaks of emerald ash borer in Moscow region.] (in Russian). Zashchita Rastenii no. 5, 28-30.

* Musolin DL, Selikhovkin AV, Shabunin DA, Zviagintsev B, Baranchikov YN (2017) Between ash dieback and emerald ash borer: two Asian invaders in Russia and the future of ash in Europe. Baltic Forestry 23(1), 316-333.

* Orlova-Bienkowskaja M (2014) Ashes in Europe are in danger: the invasive range of Agrilus planipennis in European Russia is expanding. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-013-0579-8.

* Orlova-Bienkowskaja MJ, Belokobylskij SA (2014) Discovery of the first European parasitoid of the emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). European Journal of Entomology 111(4), 594-596.

* Orlova-Bienkowskaja MJ, Drogvalenko AN, Zabaluev IA, Sazhnev AS, Peregudova HY, Mazurov SG, Komarov EV, Andrzej O, Bieńkowski AO (2019) Bad and good news for ash trees in Europe: alien pest Agrilus planipennis has spread to the Ukraine and the south of European Russia, but does not kill Fraxinus excelsior in the forests. BioRxiv (unpublished pre-print). doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/689240

* Selikhovkin AV, Popovichev BG, Mandelshtam MY, Vasaitis R, Musolin DL (2017) The frontline of invasion: the current Northern limit of the invasive range of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in European Russia. Baltic Forestry 23(1), 309-315.

* Straw NA, Williams DT, Kulinich O, Gninenko YI (2013) Distribution, impact and rate of spread of emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in the Moscow region of Russia. Forestry. doi: 10.1093/forestry/cpt031

* Volkovitsh MG, Suslov DV (2020) The first record of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in Saint Petersburg signals a real threat to the palace and park ensembles of Peterhof and Oranienbaum. In: Musolin DL, Kirichenko NI, Selikhovkin AV (eds.) Dendrobiotic invertebrates and fungi and their role in forest ecosystems. Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. pp. 121-122. DOI: 10.21266/SPBFTU.2020.KATAEV
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belarus Absent, no pest record view...
China Tianjin Present, no details view...
China Hebei Present, no details view...
China Heilongjiang Present, no details view...
China Neimenggu Absent, unreliable record view...
China Sichuan Absent, unreliable record view...
China Shandong Present, no details view...
China Liaoning Present, no details view...
China Xinjiang Present, no details view...
China Beijing Present, no details view...
China Present, no details view...
China Jilin Present, no details view...
Estonia Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Korea Dem. People's Republic Present, no details view...
Mongolia Absent, unreliable record view...
Ukraine Transient, under eradication view...