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