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Subject: Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) found in France
Date posted: October 03, 2003
Source: Forest Health News No. 131, July 2003 (http://www.forestresearch.co.nz/PDF/No131-2003Jul.pdf)
Earlier this year, the National Laboratory of Plant Protection in Montpellier, France confirmed that a beetle found in a schoolyard in Gien, France was the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky). Inspections around the urban site by the Forest Health Department revealed 22 infested maple, chestnut, and willow trees. Additional surveys were conducted within a one kilometer radius of the initial infestation site to find and destroy other potentially infested trees.

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