EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/194

Anoplophora chinensis found for the first time in Roma (IT)


Until now in Italy, the presence of Anoplophora chinensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – EPPO A2 List) was only reported from Lombardia (provinces of Milano, Varese, Brescia) where it is subject to official control. In July 2008, A. chinensis was detected on several trees in a public park (Parco Comunale di Via Porta San Sebastiano) in Roma. This is the first time that A. chinensis is reported from the Lazio region. Phytosanitary measures have been taken to eradicate the pest.
The situation of Anoplophora chinensis in Italy can be described as follows: Present, found in several localities in Lombardia (provinces of Varese, Milano, Brescia) and in one site in Lazio (city of Roma), under official control.

Sources

Internet (last retrieved in 2008-11)
Servizio Fitosanitario Regionale, Lazio.
Anoplophora spp. Cerambicide o Tarlo asiatico. http://www.agricoltura.regione.lazio.it/binary/agriweb/agriweb_allegati_schede_informative/opuscolo_anoplophora.1217514034.pdf
Lotte Obbligatorie: rinvenimento del cerambicide o tarlo asiatico (Anoplophora chinensis) nella città di Roma. http://www.agricoltura.regione.lazio.it/agriweb/dettaglio_news.php?id=430;idat