EPPO Global Database

Leptoglossus occidentalis(LEPLOC)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2002
From CABI Pest map 741 (2010): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/009) : the first specimens were caught in September 2002 near Gangi, the insect rapidly spread accross the island. It was collected on cones and plants of Pinus halepensis, P. laricio, P. pinea, P. nigra and Pseudotsuga menziesii, as well as inside or near buildings.
* 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.
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...