First reports of Acizzia jamatonica in Croatia and Slovenia
New information about Acizzia jamatonica (Homoptera: Psyllidae – EPPO Alert List) was kindly provided by Prof. Pellizzari (pers. com, 2005) who noted that this pest can naturally spread very quickly. In Italy, it was first recorded in 2001, and in 2002 it had already colonized the whole part of Northern Italy, reaching also the south-west of Slovenia and Croatia (Istria). The presence of this insect in Croatia and Slovenia was observed in 2003 (Seljak et al., 2004). In Northern Italy, it is now almost impossible to find an albizzia tree without A. jamatonica, and even isolated trees are infested.
Personal communication with Prof. G. Pellizzari, Universitá di Padova, IT, 2005-01.
Seljak, G.; Simala, M.; Stigter, H. (2004) [Three new non-European psyllids (Hemiptera, Psyllidae) in Slovenia and Croatia]. Abstracts of the Third European Hemiptera Congress, St Petersburg, 2004-06-08/11, 66-67.