EPPO Global Database

Drosophila suzukii(DROSSU)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2009
From CABI Pest map 766 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
First detected in 2009, it now occurs in Campania (Salerno province), Emilia-Romagna (Bologna, Ferrara, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna, Rimini provinces), Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria (Savona, La Spezia provinces), Lombardia (Bergamo province), Marche (Pesaro e Urbino province), Piemonte (Cuneo, Torino provinces), Sicilia, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trento, Bolzano provinces), Toscana (Pisa province), Valle d'Aosta, Veneto (Verona province).

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/007) : detected for the first time in autumn 2009 in a few areas of the province of Trento, in the municipalities of Pergine Valsugana (Canzolino), Trento (Vigo Meano), Imer, Segonzano, and Vigo Cavedine. Damage has been observed on the following crops: Vaccinium spp. (blueberries), Rubus idaeus (raspberries), Fragaria ananassa (strawberries), Rubus spp. (blackberries).

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/112) : found in Toscana region during a faunistic study in natural forest environments in the municipality of San Giuliano Terme (province of Pisa).

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/178) : found in 2010 in the province of Bolzano (Trentino-Alto Adige region).

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/209) : found in 2010 in the provinces of Cuneo and Torino (Piemonte region) on several fruit crops but no damage was reported.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/057) : also found in 2010 in Campania and Liguria.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/194) : also found in 2011 in Lombardia.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/144) : also found in 2012 in new areas of Liguria, Marche, Sicilia, Valle d’Aosta, and Veneto.
* Grassi A, Palmieri L, Giongo L (2009) [Drosophila (Sophophora) suzukii (Matsumura) – New pest of small fruit crops in Trentino]. Terra Trentina no. 10, 19-23 (in Italian).

* Hellrigl K, Minerbi S (2012) [Current invasive alien pests in South Tyrol]. Forest Observer 6, 99-116 (in German).
------- Province of Bolzano (Südtirol).

European Commission (2012) Technical report on Drosophila suzukii addressing the appropriateness of its regulation in the EU on the basis of a recent EPPO PRA and its present distribution in the EU territory, 11 pp.
------- Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

* NPPO of Italy (2009-11, 2010-01, 2010-04, 2010-09, 2010-11, 2011-09, 2012-07).

* Süss L, Costanzi M (2010) Presence of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera Drosophilidae) in Liguria (Italy). Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 42(3), 185-188.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, widespread view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, widespread view...