EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/041

Glycaspis brimblecombei occurs in Sardinia, Italy

In Italy, Glycaspis brimblecombei (Hemiptera: Psyllidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) was detected for the first time in March 2010 on the foliage of Eucalyptus camaldulensis trees in several provinces of Campania (see EPPO RS 2010/186 and article from Laudonia ; Garonna on the EPPO website). The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that the pest has also been found in Sardinia on trees of E. camaldulensis. Surveys are being carried out in Sardinia to delimit the extent of the infestation.
The situation of Glycaspis brimblecombei in Italy can be described as follows: Present, found in Campania and Sardinia on Eucalyptus camaldulensis.


NPPO of Italy (2010-12).
EPPO Website
Laudonia S ; Garonna AP (2011) First record of;the redgum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei, a new exotic pest of Eucalyptus camaldulensis in Southern Italy. http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/Glycaspis_brimblecombei_IT/Glycaspis_brimblecombei_IT.htm