EPPO Global Database

Frankliniella occidentalis(FRANOC)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1999: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1987
From CABI Pest map 538 (1999): Present, widespread
From NPPO: Present, widespread
EPPO Reporting Service 509/03: intercepted on consignments from Italy to Finland.

Reporting Service 527/05 of 1992-09: reported in Sicilia.

Rapidly spread in Italy including Sicilia and Sardegna, after its introduction from the Netherlands. In glasshouses in northern and central regions, in the field in southern regions.

EPPO Reporting Service (99/046) gives details of occurrence on outdoor crops.
* Arzone, A.; Vidano, C. (1990) Exotic insects newly introducted in Italy and Piedmont. Informatore Fitopatologico 40 (7/8), 47-54.

* Del Bene, G.; Gargani, E. (1988) Contribution to the knowledge of Frankliniella occidentalis. Redia 72 (2), 403-420.
------- First record for Tuscany, glasshouse pest.

* Betti, L. (1992) Tomato spotted wilt virus on eggplant in Sicily (Italy). Phytopathologia Mediterranea 31, 119-120.

* Ciampolini, M.; Trematerra, P.; Tumino, S. (1990) Dilagano le infestazioni di tripidi nelle colture floricole ed ortive. Informatore agrario 1, 71-76.

* Guarino, F.; Tocci, A. (1995) Frankliniella occidentalis on peach and nectarine in Calabria (south Italy). Bulletin OILB-SROP, 18(2), 21-23.

* Moleas, T.; Baldacchino, F.; Addante, R. (1996) Integrated control of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) on table grapes in 1992-94. Difesa delle Piante, 19(1), 41-48.
------- Apulia.

* NHM (1987) [Turin].

* Rampinini, G. (1987) Un nuovo parassita della saintpaulia: Frankliniella occidentalis. Clamer informa 1-2, 20-23.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, widespread view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, no details view...