EPPO Global Database

Agrilus planipennis(AGRLPL)

Distribution details in Ukraine

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 2019
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient: subject to official control; several outbreaks have been detected in one area; appropriate phytosanitary measures have been applied for its eradication (2020-04)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2019/135) : during a survey conducted in June 2019, it was found on 3 Fraxinus pennsylvanica trees.

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/156) : following the appearance of the paper from Orlova-Bienkowskaja et al. (2019) on the Internet, official surveys were conducted in the same area and did not detect the pest. In addition, no insect specimens or pictures could be provided by the authors for further confirmation. This record is thus considered unreliable. Official surveys are ongoing in all regions of Ukraine, and A. planipennis has not been detected (as of July 2019).

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/202) : from the 12th to the 13th of September 2019, additional official surveys were conducted in a forest area near the village of Markivka (Luhansk region). On 2019-09-16, an infested area (5 ha) was delimited, and phytosanitary measures were implemented to eradicate A. planipennis.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/070) : the first outbreak of A. planipennis in Luhansk region was eradicated in October 2019.
Additional monitoring surveys were conducted, and 2 small outbreaks of A. planipennis were found. Under eradication.
References
* NPPO of Ukraine (2019-07, 2019-10, 2020-04).

* 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 BioRxiv (unpublished pre-print).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
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belarus Absent, no pest record view...
Russia Far East Present, no details view...
Russia Central Russia Present, restricted distribution view...
Russia Southern Russia Present, no details view...
Russia Present, restricted distribution view...