Details of this species in Netherlands
Source: EPPO 2006
Introduction: Unintentional (accidentally)
Species Notes for this Location:
"Anoplophora chinensis is found on various host plants in the Netherlands and measures have been taken to eradicate that organism in the Netherlands.
Larvae and mature insects of A. chinensis have entered Germany and the Netherlands on bonsai plants of Acer buergeranum, A. palmatum, Celastrus, Cydonia sinensis, Malus micromalus and Sageretia from China and Japan (Anon., 1986, 1988) and have been found in unheated glasshouses and even out of doors, damaging trees and shrubs in summer (EPPO undated).
In January 2008 official reports of the Netherlands Plant Protection Service documented findings of A. chinensis in public greens and associated with plant importation companies in the Netherlands. The outbreak in the public greens is in the western part of the Netherlands, an area with a high population density, cities and industrial estates and very limited forest area. The finding followed a survey targeting trees and bonsai Asian importation companies. The insects were detected adjacent to a company importing Acerspp. from China.
Infestations can be directly linked to imports from China and Japan. In total a limited number of Acer trees, two trees in public green and three companies at four different locations have been found infested with the citrus longhorn beetle (Netherlands Plant Protection Service 2008).
A. chinensis is listed as a harmful organism in the European Community (see Annex IAI of Council Directive 2000/29/EC as amended). (An earlier finding concerned one male adult on Acer japonicum in a private garden in 2003. In 2006 the outbreak was considered eradicated inter alia based on annual surveillance - see EPPO report no. 5 of 2006, record 2006/099) (Netherlands Plant Protection Service 2008)."
Management Notes for this Location:
Economic/Livelihoods: A pest risk analysis was released in 2008 which concluded that there is a very high probability of establishment of the organism and a high potential of economic damage to several host plants.
Last Modified: 13/02/2009 12:15:30 p.m.