Pajović, I.*, Petrić, D., Bellini, R., Pajović, L. and Quarrie, S. 2017. First record of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Montenegro. Baltic Forestry 23(3): 706-710 (Brief Report)

   The Asian longhorn beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, native to China and Korea, was found for the first time in Montenegro in the beginning of August 2015. One adult female was captured on an infested willow tree, Salix sp. in a stream bed of village Lastva Grbaljska, in a semi-urban area of Budva municipality (N42°18’25.2”; E18°48’18.2”), Montenegro. Identification of the pest was made on the basis of morphological characters as well as the position of symptoms observed on the tree. Anoplophora glabripennis is on the EPPO A1 List of Pests recommended for regulations of quarantine pests (version 2014-09) No 296. It is a quarantine pest for Europe according to Directive 2000/29/CE and should be treated under urgent measures in the EU by Commission Decision 1999/355. Montenegro has been identified as a high-risk part of Europe, with a pest risk index of 75 using McLeod’s predictive model of pest risk assessment.

   Keywords: Asian longhorn beetle, invasive insect, quarantine pest.