Rhynchophorus ferrugineus found in Lazio region, Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the presence of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 list) in the Lazio region, Italy. The pest was found on ornamental palms in several municipalities in the province of Latina, as well as in a few private gardens in Roma. Eradication measures are being taken in the Lazio region.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Italy can be described as follows: Present, few outbreaks found in Campania, Lazio, Toscana and Sicilia, under official control.
NPPO of Italy, 2006-11.