EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/185

First report of Tetranychus evansi in Italy

In November 2005, Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae – EPPO Alert List) was observed for the first time in Italy. It was found in 3 fields of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) in the vicinity of San Remo (Liguria region), and on Solanum nigrum in the same area. T. evansi was not observed on other crops commonly grown in this area (roses, chrysanthemums, Pelargonium, artichokes) where only T. urticae was found. This is the first report of T. evansi in Italy.


Castagnoli M, Nannelli R, Simoni S (2006) [Tetranychus evansi (Baker and Pritchard) (Acari: Tetranychidae), a new pest for Italy.]. Informatore Fitopatologico no. 5, 50-52 (in Italian).