Anoplophora Glabripennis Infestation (Col.: Cerambycidae) in Italy. Herard, F., Maspero, M., Ramualde, N., Jucker, C., Colombo, M., Ciampitti, M., & Cavagna, B. 39(2):146–152.
Anoplophora Glabripennis Infestation (Col.: Cerambycidae) in Italy [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
In June 2007, the Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) was found at Corbetta, in Lombardy, 23 km west of Milan, Italy. The invasive exotic pest was observed in four host trees, one sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus L. and three silver birches Betula pendula Rothmahler. During summer 2007, 20 living and 107 dead A. glabripennis beetles were collected on or around the infested trees. The dissection of the infested material showed that 287 beetles emerged from the trees during previous years and 158 living larvae of varied ages were still developing in April, 2008. Fortunately, it appears that predation by birds on early stage larvae developing under the bark, played a major role in limiting the developing pest population. A. glabripennis is native to China and Korea where it is considered as a serious pest of many deciduous trees including maples, poplars, and willows. During the last decade, it was accidentally introduced into the USA, Canada, Austria, Germany and France in wood packaging material of goods imported from China. The current discovery in Italy is the first record of the Asian pest in this country. [Excerpt: Elements of Anoplophora glabripennis biology] Anoplophora glabripennis is a very polyphagous cerambycid. In its native area, this xylophagous insect can attack healthy trees primarily in the genera Acer, Populus, Ulmus and Salix. Other host plants attacked belong to the genera Alnus, Malus, Melia, Morus, Platanus, Prunus, Pyrus, Robinia, Rosa and Sophora. In the USA, A. glabripennis was found in trees in the genera Acer, Aesculus, Albizia, Betula, Fraxinus, Platanus, Populus, Salix, Sorbus and Ulmus (Haack et al., 1996). In the previously infested sites in Europe, A. glabripennis was found on Acer spp.: A. negundo, A. saccharinum, A. platanoides, A. pseudoplatanus, Platanus sp., Fagus sylvatica'atropunicea', F. sylvatica'asplenifolia', Betula sp., Aesculus hippocastanum, Populus sp., Salix sp., Prunus sp., and Carpinus betulus (Hérard et al., 2006). [...]
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  title = {Anoplophora Glabripennis Infestation (Col.: Cerambycidae) in {{Italy}}},
  author = {Herard, F. and Maspero, M. and Ramualde, N. and Jucker, C. and Colombo, M. and Ciampitti, M. and Cavagna, B.},
  date = {2009-08},
  journaltitle = {EPPO Bulletin},
  volume = {39},
  pages = {146--152},
  issn = {0250-8052},
  doi = {10.1111/j.1365-2338.2009.02286.x},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2338.2009.02286.x},
  abstract = {In June 2007, the Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) was found at Corbetta, in Lombardy, 23 km west of Milan, Italy. The invasive exotic pest was observed in four host trees, one sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus L. and three silver birches Betula pendula Rothmahler. During summer 2007, 20 living and 107 dead A. glabripennis beetles were collected on or around the infested trees. The dissection of the infested material showed that 287 beetles emerged from the trees during previous years and 158 living larvae of varied ages were still developing in April, 2008. Fortunately, it appears that predation by birds on early stage larvae developing under the bark, played a major role in limiting the developing pest population. A. glabripennis is native to China and Korea where it is considered as a serious pest of many deciduous trees including maples, poplars, and willows. During the last decade, it was accidentally introduced into the USA, Canada, Austria, Germany and France in wood packaging material of goods imported from China. The current discovery in Italy is the first record of the Asian pest in this country.

[Excerpt: Elements of Anoplophora glabripennis biology]

Anoplophora glabripennis is a very polyphagous cerambycid. In its native area, this xylophagous insect can attack healthy trees primarily in the genera Acer, Populus, Ulmus and Salix. Other host plants attacked belong to the genera Alnus, Malus, Melia, Morus, Platanus, Prunus, Pyrus, Robinia, Rosa and Sophora. In the USA, A. glabripennis was found in trees in the genera Acer, Aesculus, Albizia, Betula, Fraxinus, Platanus, Populus, Salix, Sorbus and Ulmus (Haack et al., 1996). In the previously infested sites in Europe, A. glabripennis was found on Acer spp.: A. negundo, A. saccharinum, A. platanoides, A. pseudoplatanus, Platanus sp., Fagus sylvatica'atropunicea', F. sylvatica'asplenifolia', Betula sp., Aesculus hippocastanum, Populus sp., Salix sp., Prunus sp., and Carpinus betulus (Hérard et al., 2006). [...]},
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