First report of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Croatia
In May 2010, the presence of Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae – EPPO A2 List) was recorded for the first time in Croatia. The insect was discovered in the locality of Lovran (Istria) and then in other localities near Marija Bistrica, Ozalj, Samobor and Zagreb. Observations made near Zagreb, where high infestation rates occur, suggested that the pest has been present there since 2007 or 2008.
The situation of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Croatia can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2010 near Lovran, Marija Bistrica, Ozalj, Samobor and Zagreb.
Matošević D, Pernek M, Hrašovec B (2010) [First record of Oriental chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) in Croatia]. Šumarksi List 9/10, 497-502 (in Croatian). http://sumlist.sumari.hr/pdf/201004970.pdf