Drosophila suzukii found in Lombardia region, Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat about the presence of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO Alert List) in Lombardia region. In 2011, the pest was found on raspberry plants (Rubus idaeus) in the municipality of Almenno San Salvatore (province of Bergamo). Surveys are being carried out to delimit the extent of the infestation in Lombardia and determine appropriate phytosanitary measures.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2009, it has now been detected in Campania (Salerno province), Liguria (Savona province), Lombardia (Bergamo province), Trentino-Alto Adige (Trento, Bolzano provinces), Piemonte (Cuneo, Torino provinces), Toscana.
NPPO of Italy (2011-09).