First report of Phoracantha recurva in Cyprus
The NPPO of Cyprus recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Phoracantha recurva (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) on its territory. In May 2014, a single adult was incidentally found in the municipality of Nicosia (Kennedy street in the area of Agia Paraskevi Church). The identity of the pest was confirmed by Fera (GB). No phytosanitary measures were taken.
The pest status of Phoracantha recurva in Cyprus is officially declared as: established in the Mediterranean region, first record for Cyprus.
NPPO of Cyprus (2014-06).