Official phytosanitary laboratory (Biotehnical Faculty Podgorica University of Montenegro) made morfological identification of larvae and Institute for plant protection and the environment Beograd, Serbia confirm by molecular method (26. 10. 2015.) new harmful organism Anoplophora glabripennis.
In avgust 2015. in the immediate vicinity of the main road that leads from the Budva to Tivat, area Lastva Grbaljska - Jaz in the vicinity of the one private object, on the banks of the winter river Drenovštica, on the willow (Salix sp.), N 42 ° 18 ' 25 ' E 18 ° 48 ' 18 '' an adult of this harmful organism was found.
After first finding of adult on the same tree two larvae and one egg have been found.
Official phytosanitary measures are applied with the aim to eradicate and preventi of spreading of this harmful organism: destruction of infested plants at outbreak site, demarcated area established, prescribed conditions for movement and annual specific surveys introduced.
Investigations and surveys are ongoing.
Survey conducted from 2015. till 2018. did not resulted with any finding of this harmful organism.