First report of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Molise region (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae – EPPO A2 List) in Molise region. During a specific survey carried out in 2010, the Regional Plant Protection Organization detected D. kuriphilus for the first time in Molise region. The pest was found in several areas within the provinces of Campobasso and Isernia. Demarcated zones have been established in the municipalities of Campochiaro, Guardiaregia, Bojano, Busso, San Polo Matese (province of Campobasso) and of Monteroduni, Sant’Agapito (province of Isernia). Emergency measures have been taken in accordance with EU Directive 2006/464/EC and monitoring activities will be intensified throughout the region.
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, Molise, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Piemonte, Sardegna, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto; under official control.
NPPO of Italy (2010-07).
Commission Decision 2006/464/EC of 27 June 2006 on provisional emergency measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu. http://www.eppo.org/ABOUT_EPPO/EPPO_MEMBERS/phytoreg/eu_texts/2006-464-EC-e.pdf