EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/175

Dryocosmus kuriphilus reported from Calabria and Marche 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, 2008/195, 2009/156). The NPPO of Italy recently provided updated information for the following 2 regions:

  • Calabria
The Regional Plant Protection Organization has found an outbreak of D. kuriphilus in the municipality of San Luca (Province of Reggio di Calabria).

  • Marche
The Regional PPO has found an outbreak of D. kuriphilus in the municipalities of Talamello, Novafeltria and Sant’Agata Feltria (Province of Pesaro e Urbino).

The situation of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2008 near Cuneo, scattered outbreaks reported from Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Piemonte, Sardegna, Umbria, and Veneto; under official control.


NPPO of Italy, 2009-08.