Pityophthorus juglandis detected in Lombardia region, Italy
In September 2013, the presence of thousand cankers disease caused by Geosmithia morbida and its vector Pityophthorus juglandis (both EPPO Alert List) was detected for the first time in Italy on black walnut (Juglans nigra) trees. The disease was found in the province of Vicenza, in Veneto region (see EPPO RS 2014/001). The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that the insect vector was detected in July 2014 in the municipality of Marmirolo (province of Mantova) in Lombardia region. Seven adults were caught in a trap which was placed in a natural reserve. In this area, no symptoms of thousand cankers disease were observed.
NPPO of Italy (2014-12).