EPPO Global Database

Halyomorpha halys(HALYHA)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2007
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, in all parts of the Member State concerned (2020-05)
From CABI Pest map 736 (2013): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/108) : first adult specimen caught in the locality of Magreta di Formigine (province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna region) in September 2012.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/147) : spreading in Northern Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardia, Piemonte and Veneto). Damage has been observed in some areas of Emilia-Romagna on several fruit crops.

From NPPO (2018): also found in Campania (in urban areas near Napoli), in the city of Rome (in a private garden), and in Sicilia (in an agricultural area in the municipality of Ispica).

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/152) : observations made in Lombardia suggest that rice could be a host plant.

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/117) : recorded in Abruzzo, Apulia, Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicilia, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Valle d’Aosta.

From NPPO (2020): severe damage was reported on different crops, mainly on pear orchards. No measures are available to prevent the spread of the harmful organism. A biological control programme has been launched on the national territory.
* Bariselli M, Bugiani R, Maistrello L (2016) Distribution and damage caused by Halyomorpha halys in Italy. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 46(2), 332–334.

* Cianferoni F, Graziani F, Dioli P, Ceccolini F (2018) Review of the occurrence of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Italy, with an update of its European and World distribution. Biologia 73(6), 599–607.
------ Provides a detailed map of the occurrence of the pest in the Italian regions (with dates of first records). First record for Italy dates back to 2007 in Liguria.

* NPPO of Italy (2013-05, 2017-11, 2018-02, 2020-05).

* Lupi D, Dioli P, Limonta L (2017) First evidence of Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) feeding on rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 49(1), 67-71. https://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/jear/article/view/6679/6491
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, few occurrences view...
Switzerland Present, widespread view...