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. Another finding was reported in 2009 in the municipality of Albenga, in the province of Savona (RS 2009/209). During a recent survey, the regional PPO of Liguria found the pest in 2 palm trees in the municipality of Laigueglia (province of Savona) and Sanremo (province of Imperia), respectively.
NPPO of Italy, 2010-03.