Drosophila suzukii found in the Piemonte 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 (EPPO RS 2010/007). The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that D. suzukii was found in Piemonte region during a specific survey. The pest was detected in the provinces of Cuneo (municipalities of Boves, Martiniana Po and Robilante) and Torino (municipality of Grugliasco). The pest was caught in the following small fruit crops: strawberry (Fragaria ananassa), raspberry (Rubus idaeus), blueberry (Vaccinium spp.), and blackberry (Rubus spp.). At present, no damage is reported from Piemonte.
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) and Piemonte (Cuneo, Torino provinces), Toscana.
NPPO of Italy (2010-11).