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Abstract

Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) in Croatia.

Abstract

Asian citrus longhorn beetle (Anoplophora chinensis), commonly known as CLB, has been recorded for the first time in a horticulture nursery on the Adriatic coastline in Dalmatia, South Croatia. One dead adult along with clear signs of larval presence in the potted plants caught our attention and resulted in a positive identification of the species in September 2007. The list of plants with CLB larvae clearly pointed to the consignment originating from China which entered Croatia in a closed container in February 2007. The consignment consisted of several woody species among which Lagerstroemia sp. and Acer palmatum were found to be infested. Quarantine measures have been undertaken immediately after positive identification of a CLB larvae.