First report of Cacyreus marshalli in Italy
Cacyreus marshalli (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), a pest of cultivated pelargonium has been reported for the first time in Italy. The pest was found in September-October 1996 in Roma, Ostia and Sabaudia (Lazio). It is recalled that this pest originating from southern Africa, was first reported in Europe in Mallorca (Islas Baleares, ES) in 1987. It then spread to other Balearic islands (Menorca, Ibiza) and to mainland Spain (now reported as present in Alicante, Valencia, Murcia, Zaragoza, Lognoño, Granada, Barcelona, Málaga, Teruel, Madrid, Navarra and Guadalajara).
Trematerra, P.; Zilli, A.; Valentini, V.; Pazzei, P. (1997) Cacyreus marshalli, un lepidettero sudafricano dannoso ai gerani in Italia.
Informatore Fitopatologico, no.7-8, 2-6