First record of Anoplophora glabripennis in Italy
Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was found for the first time in Italy in June 2007. It was discovered during a survey for the other species (A. chinensis – EPPO A2 List) which was introduced in 2000 in the south-west of Milano (Lombardia). The first adult of A. glabripennis was caught on the 2007-06-10 in a private garden of a company located at Corbetta (province of Milano). The identity of the pest was confirmed as A. glabripennis in 2007-07-24. In the garden concerned, 1 sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) and 3 birches (Betula pendula) were found severely infested by A. glabripennis. This is the first record of A. glabripennis in Italy.
The situation of Anoplophora glabripennis in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2007 in one private garden in Lombardia, under eradication.
Maspero M, Jucker C, Colombo M (2007) First record of Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera Cerambycidae Lamiinae Lamiini) in Italy. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura, Ser. II, 39(2), 161-164.