Paysandisia archon found in Lazio region (IT)
In 2010, Paysandisia archon (Lepidoptera: Castniidae – EPPO A2 List) was found in the region of Lazio, Italy. The pest was discovered in a garden centre in the municipality of Albano Laziale (Roma province) on several plants of Chamaerops sp. showing symptoms of infestation. Surveys will be carried out by the regional PPO of Lazio to determine the extent of the infestation in order to decide on appropriate containment measures.
NPPO of Italy, 2010-04.