Network of experts working on surveillance, monitoring, and control of Agrilus planipennis (Emerald ash borer)




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: 



Contact point

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  



Newsletters of the Network






Useful links

EPPO Standards and documents on Agrilus planipennis


EPPO links


Other links of special interest



Received References

All received references to recently published papers on A. planipennis are included in the Newsletters of the Network with short abstracts and links.