EPPO Global Database

Leptoglossus occidentalis(LEPLOC)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1999
From CABI Pest map 741 (2010): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/160) : first collected in Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Bernadinelli & Zandigiacomo, 2002), and then in Lombardia and Veneto (Villa et al., 2001).

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/009) : also in Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, Trentino-Alto Adige, Sicilia and Val d'Aosta.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/130) : also in Toscana.
* Bernardinelli I, Zandigiacomo P (2002) First record of conifer seed bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis) in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Notiziario-ERSA 15(5), 44-46 (abst.).

* Bracalini M, Benedettelli S, Croci F, Terreni P, Tiberi R, Panzavolta T (2013) Cone and seed pests of Pinus pinea: assessment and characterization of damage. Journal of Economic Entomology 106(1), 229-234.
------- In Toscana (Maremma Regional Park).

* Maltese M, Caleca V, Carapezza A (2009) [First report in Sicily on diffusion and biology of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann (Western conifer seed bug)]. In: Proceedings of the 3rd National Congress of forestry (2008-10-16/19, Taormina, IT), 1413-1418.
------- Sicilia.

* NPPO of Italy (2009-12).

* Luchi N, Mancini V, Deducci M, Santini A, Capretti P (2012) Leptoglossus occidentalis and Diplodia pinea: a new insect-fungus association in Mediterranean forests. Forest Pathology 42, 246-251.
------- L. occidentalis might facilitate the spread of the pathogenic fungus Diplodia pinea.

* Pantaleoni RA, Cesaroni C, Cossu S, Deliperi S, Fadda L, Fois X, Lentini A, Loi A, Loru L, Molinu A, Nuvoli MT, Ramassini W, Sassu A, Serra G, Verdinelli M (2012) Impact of alien insect pests on Sardinian landscape and culture. Biodiversity Journal 3(4), 297-310.
------- Sardegna.

* Tescari G (2001) [Leptoglossus occidentalis, a nearctic coreid introduced into Italy - Heteroptera: Coreidae]. Societa Veneziana di Scienze Naturali, Lavori 26, 3-5 (in Italian).

* Taylor SJ, Tescari G, Villa M (2001) A nearctic pest of Pinaceae accidentally introduced into Europe: Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Northern Italy. Entomological News 112(2), 101-103.

* Villa M, Tescari G, Taylor SJ (2001) [New data about the Italian presence of Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heteroptera Coreidae).] Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 133(2), 103-112 (abst.).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, few occurrences view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...