Duponchelia fovealis detected in Calabria (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently reported an outbreak of Duponchelia fovealis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Calabria. This polyphagous pest originates from the Mediterranean region and is occasionally reported from Northern Europe in horticultural crops grown under glasshouse. D. fovealis was found in the municipality of Curinga (province of Catanzaro) on several strawberry crops (Fragaria ananassa cv. ‘Camarosa’). Surveys will be carried out by the regional PPO of Calabria to delimit the extent of the infestation and to determine appropriate containment measures.
NPPO of Italy (2010-05).