Drosophila suzukii found in the province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige region (IT)
In Italy, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO Alert List) was first found in 2009 in the province of Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige region) damaging small fruit crops (see EPPO RS 2010/007). In 2010, it was later found in Toscana region without causing damage (EPPO RS 2010/112). The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that D. suzukii was found during a specific survey in the Autonomous province of Bolzano (Trentino-Alto Adige region). The pest was caught in a cherry (Prunus avium) orchard in the municipality of Renon and in a raspberry (Rubus idaeus) crop in the municipality of Barbiano.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2009, it occurs in Trentino-Alto Adige region (Trento, Bolzano provinces), Toscana.
NPPO of Italy (2010-09).