Situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Italy in 2009
Official surveys carried out in Italy in 2009 have showed that Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) occurs in the following regions:
- Abruzzo (mainly along the Adriatic coast),
- Calabria (several municipalities in the provinces of Catanzaro, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria),
- Campania (79 municipalities),
- Lazio (mainly along the coast),
- Liguria (several municipalities in the provinces of Imperia and Savona),
- Marche (several municipalities in the provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Macerata),
- Molise (municipality of Termoli),
- Puglia (several municipalities in the provinces of Bari, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, and Taranto),
- Sardegna (several municipalities in the East and South of the island),
- Sicilia (several municipalities in the provinces of Agrigento, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa, Trapani)
During these official surveys, the pest was not detected in Basilicata, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardia, Piemonte, Toscana, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Italy can be described as: Present, first observed in the South and now recorded in Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, under official control.
NPPO of Italy (2010-03).