Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Stowaways in wood packaging material - current situation in Bavaria.

Abstract

The IPPC standard ISPM No. 15 for wood packaging material should protect countries from the introduction of invasive non-native species. Heat treatment or fumigation seem to be appropriate methods for reaching this goal. Despite these measures some beetles of the Cerambycidae and Bostrichidae are still successful in using wood as a means of transport. The Asian Long-horned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis was found in Bavaria already in 2004. In 2007 the Citrus Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora chinensis and a wasp beetle, Xylotrechus chinensis, emerged from wood packaging material. Among the auger beetles it was Heterobostrychus hamatipennis, Heterobostrychus aequalis, Sinoxylon anale and Sinoxylon conigerum, which were imported alive.