EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/209

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus found again in Liguria, Italy

As reported in EPPO RS 2008/093, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was found in August 2007 in Liguria, Northern Italy. The pest was caught in the municipality of Bordighera, in the province of Imperia. The NPPO of Italy recently reported another finding on a palm tree in the municipality of Albenga, in the province of Savona.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Italy can be described as: Present, first observed in the South and now recorded in Apulia, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Toscana, Sardegna, and Sicilia, under official control.


NPPO of Italy, 2009-11.