Dryocosmus kuriphilus reported from Valle d’Aosta and Lazio regions, Italy
In Italy, the presence of Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae – EPPO A2 List) was first reported in the Piemonte region in spring 2008 (Cuneo province – EPPO RS 2003/061) and then in several other regions (EPPO RS 2006/027, 2008/195, 2009/156, 2009/175). The NPPO of Italy recently provided updated information for the following 2 regions:
- Valle d’Aosta
The Regional Plant Protection Organization has found D. kuriphilus for the first time in Valle d’Aosta, in the municipalities of Aosta, Arnad, Chamdepraz, Pollein and Pont-Saint-Martin.
The Regional PPO has found new outbreaks of D. kuriphilus in the municipalities of Antrodoco, Borgovelino and Micigliano (Province of Rieti).
The situation of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2008 near Cuneo, scattered outbreaks reported from Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Piemonte, Sardegna, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto; under official control.
NPPO of Italy, 2010-07.