Network of experts working on surveillance, monitoring, and control of Agrilus planipennis (Emerald ash borer)
- Call for participation (July 2023) –
In October 2022, the EPPO Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry decided to establish a network of experts working on surveillance, monitoring, and control of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae – Emerald ash borer). This network will be established in association with an EPPO-EU project (Grant agreement SANTE/2020/G1/EPPO/SI2.823766).
Adult – Courtesy: Eduard Jendek
Larva– Courtesy: Eduard Jendek
Exit hole – Courtesy: Eduard Jendek
Trap – Courtesy: Dominic Eyre
Objective and scope of the network
The objective of this network is to exchange data on monitoring and to get a better understanding of the current distribution and spread of A. planipennis in the EPPO region. Moreover, information on effective trapping and management options could be shared.
The network will focus on the EPPO region, however members from other regions are also welcome as significant knowledge on the pest biology, as well as experience on monitoring and control have been gathered in other parts of the world.
How the network will function
At the initial stage, the network will function as an email list maintained by the EPPO Secretariat, who will accumulate new information (monitoring, distribution, trapping, and management data), including that sent by the members of the network. The EPPO Secretariat will then regularly (normally once a month) send the accumulated information to the members of the network through the email list. Once a sufficient coverage has been obtained, a teleconference will be organized to discuss the current situation and plan further work. It is also planned to publish on this webpage, the most important news that have been gathered by the network.
How to participate in the network
The EPPO Secretariat invites National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), researchers, and practitioners to subscribe to the email list via the following link (your registered email address will not be disclosed).
Subscribe here: https://forms.office.com/e/7GxvJkS0YT
Members of the network are invited to send relevant information on monitoring, distribution, trapping, and management of A. planipennis to Dmitrii Musolin (EPPO Scientific Officer) who will compile and distribute it through the mailing list.
Contact point: Dmitrii MUSOLIN email@example.com
Newsletters of the Network
EPPO Standards and documents on Agrilus planipennis
- EPPO Standards. Phytosanitary procedures. PM 3/87 (1) Monitoring and consignment inspection of wood chips, hogwood and bark for quarantine pests 
- EPPO Standards. Diagnostics. PM 7/154(1) Agrilus planipennis  NEW
- EPPO Standards. Commodity-specific phytosanitary measures. PM 8/11 (1) Fraxinus 
- EPPO Standards. National regulatory control systems. PM 9/14 (1) Agrilus planipennis: procedures for official control 
- EPPO Pest Risk Analysis for Agrilus planipennis 
- EPPO Datasheet on Agrilus planipennis [revised in 2021]
- EPPO Reporting Service articles on Agrilus planipennis
- EPPO Poster on Agrilus planipennis [template poster, PowerPoint file]
- EPPO Global Database
- EPPO Platform on PRAs (PRA documents)
- EPPO-Q-Bank (specimens and sequences)
- EPPO Platform on Communication Material (search the platform by organism, select Agrilus planipennis)
Other links of special interest
- European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) Pest survey card on Agrilus planipennis
- CABI datasheet for Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer)
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) datasheet for Agrilus planipennis
- iNaturalist page for Agrilus planipennis
- The International Plant Sentinel Network (IPSN): Emerald Ash Borer monitoring in Eastern Europe
Cipollini D, Morton E (2023) The persistence of blue ash in the aftermath of emerald ash borer may be due to adult oviposition preferences and reduced larval performance. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. Early view. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12582
In this paper, the authors examined the health status of mature blue ash, Fraxinus quadrangulata, in relation to that of mature white ash, F. americana, and evaluated the potential importance of oviposition preferences and larval resistance in the persistence of blue ash (Ohio, USA).
Godin AE, Miroshnikov AN, Prisniy YA (2022) Additions to data on invasive insect species of Belgorod Region. Field Biologist Journal 4(4), 344–349 (In Russian, with English abstract). https://doi.org/10.52575/2712-9047-2022-4-4-344-349
This paper describes that a population of the Emerald ash borer was first revealed in the Belgorod Region of Russia in 2019 [Orlova-Bienkowskaja et al., 2019] and now reported in different parts of the region.
Martynov VV, Nikulina TV, Shokhin IV, Terskov EN (2022) Contributions to fauna of invasive insects of Astrakhan Region and Republic of Kalmykia. Field Biologist Journal 4(4), 329–343 (in Russian, with English abstract). https://doi.org/10.52575/2712-9047-2022-4-4-329-343
This paper describes that a population of the Emerald ash borer is revealed in the Astrakhan Region on the left bank of the Volga River, settlement Dzhelga, Akhtubinskii District, Russia, 48.2°N, 46.2°E, in 2020–2022, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica.
Morris TD, Drake JE, Gould JR, Fierke MK (2023) Factors affecting distribution of emerald ash borer parasitoids in an urban environment. Landscape and Urban Planning 237, 104814. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2023.104814 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204623001330)
This paper describes the factors affecting distribution of emerald ash borer parasitoids in an urban environment (New York, USA).
Romanchuk RV, Meshcheryakova IS, Poushkova SV, Kasatkin DG, Khachikov EA, Kupryushkin DP (2022) The distribution of the emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in the south of the Rostov region. Ekosistemy 32, 33–41 (In Russian, with English abstract). https://www.elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=50399582; full text: https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_50399582_87567269.pdf
This paper describes that a population of the Emerald ash borer was first revealed in the Rostov Region of Russia in 2021 [Orlova-Bienkowskaja, Bienkowski, 2022a, 2022b] and now reported in different parts of the region, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica.
Selikhovkin AV, Musolin DL, Popovichev BG, Merkuryev SA, Volkovitsh MG, Vasaitis R (2022) Invasive populations of the Emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Saint Petersburg, Russia: A Hitchhiker? Insects 13, 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13020191
This paper describes that a population of the Emerald ash borer was detected in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 59.9°N, 30.4°E, in 2020, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica and Fraxinus excelsior, 2 enclaves.
Selikhovkin AV, Volkovitsh MG, Kazi IM, Popovichev BG, Osechkina TA (2023) Population parameters and new records of the Emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Fairm. (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) in Saint Petersburg in 2022. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 102(1), 35–43 (in Russian; translated into English for Entomological Review). https://www.elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=50438023
This paper describes that the population of the Emerald ash borer was still found in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 59.9°N, 30.4°E, in 2022, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica and Fraxinus excelsior, the same two enclaves as in the paper by Selikhovkin et al. (2022).
Shchurov VI, Zamotajlov AS (2022) First records of the Emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Krasnodar Territory. Proceedings of the 24th International Scientific Conference devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Ingushetia ‘The Biological Diversity of the Caucasus and South of Russia’ (ed. by Tochiev TY et al.) (Magas, Russia, 17–20 November, 2022). Magas: Alef Publ. P. 558–565 (in Russian). https://www.elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=50269203
This paper provides the first records of the Emerald ash borer in the Krasnodar Territory, Russia, 65 localities from 7 municipalities, appr. 46°N, 39°E, in 2022, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica (not clear about Fraxinus excelsior and Fraxinus angustifolia).
Volodchenko AN, Sergeeva ES (2023) The first record of alien species Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Saratov Region. Field Biologist Journal 5(1), 42-48 (in Russian, with English abstract). https://doi.org/10.52575/2712-9047-2023-5-1-42-48
This paper describes that a population of the Emerald ash borer is revealed in the Saratov Region, Balashov, Russia, appr. 51.5°N, 43.2°E, in 2023, on Fraxinus pennsylvanica.