EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/187

Aromia bungii found for the first time in Lombardia region, Italy

In Italy, the presence of Aromia bungii (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO Alert List) was first detected in September 2012 in urban areas between Napoli and Pozzuoli (Campania region) on plum and apricot trees (Prunus domestica and P. armeniaca, respectively). In August 2013, the NPPO of Italy informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first finding of A.;bungii in Lombardia region. Two adult specimens of A. bungii were found in the municipality of Sedriano (province of Milano), emerging from the trunk of a peach tree (P.;persica) which had been felled and stored as firewood. The infested wood has been destroyed by chipping. Specific studies have been undertaken to identify the origin of this infestation and to determine appropriate phytosanitary measures.
The situation of Aromia bungii in Italy can be described as follows: Present, isolated outbreaks found in Campania and Lombardia, under eradication.


NPPO of Italy (2013-08).