First report of Matsucoccus feytaudi in Corsica (FR)
In March 1994, a survey on Matsucoccus feytaudi (EU Annex II/B) was carried out in Corsica (FR) using pheromone traps. Twenty-four stands were investigated, in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) plantations and natural forests. Only one pest population of M. feytaudi was found in the Pineto forest near Corte (north of Corsica). So far, M. feytaudi was thought to be absent from Corsica, which has an EU protected zone status for this pest. The authors wondered whether this population was accidentally introduced from Liguria (IT) or whether the pest was in fact endemic in Corsica.
Jactel, H.; Ménassieu, P.; Burban, C. (1996) Découverte en Corse de Matsucoccus feytaudi Duc. (Homoptera: Margarodidae), cochenille du pin maritime.
Annales des Sciences Forestières, 53(1), 145-152.