Dryocosmus kuriphilus reported from Abruzzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Umbria regions, Italy
In Italy, the presence of Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae – EPPO A2 List) was first reported in the Piemonte region in spring 2008 (Cuneo province – EPPO RS 2003/061) and then in several other regions (EPPO RS 2006/027 and 2008/195). The NPPO of Italy recently provided updated information for the following 3 regions:
The Regional Plant Protection Organization has found an outbreak of D. kuriphilus in the municipalities of Civitella Roveto and Canistro (Province of l’Aquila).
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
The Regional PPO has found an outbreak of D. kuriphilus in the pre-alpine area in the Provinces of Udine and Gorizia.
The Regional PPO has found an outbreak of D. kuriphilus in the municipalities of Avigliano Umbro and Montecchio in the Province of Terni.
The situation of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2008 near Cuneo, scattered outbreaks reported from Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Piemonte, Sardegna, Umbria, and Veneto; under official control.
NPPO of Italy, 2009-07.