New outbreak of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Umbria region, Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae – EPPO A2 List) in the region of Umbria. As part of the regional monitoring programme, several adult beetles were caught in 3 pheromone traps located in the province of Perugia. No damage was observed in infested maize crops. Official control measures were taken by the regional PPO, in accordance with the EU Decision 2003/766/EC and its successive amendments.
The situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Italy can be described as follows: Present, restricted distribution.
NPPO of Italy (2013-08).