EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/067

First report of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Spain


In 2012, the presence of Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in Spain. Populations were found on Castanea sativa in several municipalities, all located in the Western part of Cataluña (comarcas de Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Garrotxa, Gironès, La Selva, Maresme, Osona, Vallès Oriental).
The situation of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Spain can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2012 in the Western part of Cataluña.

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Pujade-Villar J, Torrell A, Rojo M (2013) Nota entomológica. Primeres troballes a la península Ibèrica de Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hym., Cynipidae), una espècie de cinípid d’origen Asiàtic altament perillosa per al castanyer (Fagaceae). Orsis 27, 295-301. https://ddd.uab.cat/pub/orsis/orsis_a2013v27/orsis_a2013v27p295.pdf
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Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera; Cynipidae) una especie alóctona que pone en peligo los castaños en Cataluña. Poster by Cristina Castro Torres. http://ddd.uab.cat/pub/tfg/2013/113412/TFG_cristinacastrotorres.pdf
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