EPPO Global Database

Xylosandrus germanus(XYLBGE)

Distribution details in Croatia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, no details
Comments
Found in Croatian forests in oak (Quercus spp.), alder (Alnus spp.) and silver fir (Abies alba) wood. Although there is an old (and unconfirmed) record of its presence in former Yugoslavia (Androic, 1966), it is considered that it appeared recently in Croatia.
References
* Androic M (1966) [The most important problems of forest entomology in Yugoslavia]. Servicio de Plagas Forestales, Boletin 9(17), 43-53.

* Franjevic M, Sikic Z, Hrasovec B (2019) First occurrence of Xylosandrus germanus (Blandford, 1894) - Black stem borer in pheromone baited panel traps and population build up in Croatian oak stands. Sumarski list (5/6), 215-219. https://doi.org/10.31298/sl.143.5-6.2
------- Surveys (2009 to 2011) near Zagreb.

* Galko J, Dzurenko M, Ranger CM, Kulfan J, Kula E, Nikolov C, Zúbrik M, Zach P (2019) Distribution, Habitat Preference, and Management of the Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Xylosandrus germanus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in European Forests with an Emphasis on the West Carpathians. Forests 10(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/f10010010

* Note written by Boris Hrasovec on Xylosandrus germanus on the back cover of Hrvatsko Sumarsko Drustvo (Zagreb) no.3/4 in 2010. http://sumlist.sumari.hr/201003.pdf

* Personal communication with Dr Boris Hrasovec, Faculty of Forestry Zagreb, HR (2010-01).

Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Hungary Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, few occurrences view...