Some recent introductions to Italy
Besides the first record of Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), Arzone ; Vidano reported 4 new introductions to Italy:
1. Japananus hyalinus, a cicadellid attacking Acer spp., probably of Asian origin but described in USA, and also recorded in AT, CS, FR, RO, RU, YU.
2. Cicadulina bipunctata, a cicadellid attacking Gramineae, found in North-East Africa and Asia, and also recorded in TR.
3. Dialeurodes chittendeni, an aleyrodid attacking Rhododendron spp. propably of Himalayan origin and also recorded in BE, CS, DE, DK, FI, GB, NL, SE and US.
4. Phyllonorycter robiniella, a gracillariid attacking Robinia pseudacacia, from the eastern USA, not previously recorded in the palearctic region.
In addition, the following were first records in Piemonte:
1. Appendiseta robiniae, a callaphid on Robinia pseudacacia from Canada, also recorded in CH, FR, GB (and in IT in Lazio and Campania).
2. Dialeurodes citri, an aleyrodid mainly on citrus but in Piemonte on Ligustrum, Syringa and Laurus, probably from Japan but now widespread in Far East and America, also reported in FR, RU, TR (and in IT in Sicily).
3. Tinocallis kahawaluokalani, a Callaphid on Lagerstroemia from China, Far East, India, Hawaii and Florida and also reported in Italy in Lazio.
4. Metcalfa pruinosa, a flatid on various woody plants from North America previously found in Italy in the Treviso area.
Arzone, A.; Vidano, C. (1990) Exotic Insects newly introduced in Italy and Piedmont.
Informatore Fitopatologico 40 (7/8), 47-54.