EPPO Global Database

Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus(LISSOR)

Distribution details in Italy

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2004
From CABI Pest map 270 (2015): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2005/005) : first found in 2004 in western Lombardia, at 2 localities.

From 2005 to 2009, the rice water weevil has spread to nearly all rice paddies in Lombardia and Piemonte regions, covering an area of 200 000 ha (Lupi et al., 2010).

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/073) : in addition to Lombardia and Piemonte, it was also found in 2013 near Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna region), and in 2014 near Verona (Veneto region) and in 4 other localities near Ferrara. Economic damage has remained minimal and limited to small areas every year.
References
* Caldara, R.; Diotti, L. (2005) Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 137 (2), 119-126.

* Caldara R, Diotti L, Regalin R (2004) [First record for Europe of the rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Erirhinidae).]. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura, Serie II, 36(1), 165-171.

* Lupi D, Giudici ML, Cenghialta C, Villa B, Passoni D, Colombo M (2010) On the spatial spread of the rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel (Coleoptera: Eirirhinidae) in Italy. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research - Serie II 42(2), 81-90.

* Lupi, D.; Colombo, M. (2005) Informatore Agrario 61 (31), 69-71.
------- Lombardia.

* Lupi D, Jucker C, Rocco A, Giudici ML, Boattin S, Colombo M (2015) Current status of the rice water weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus in Italy: eleven-year invasion. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 45(1), 123–127.

* Lupi, D.; Giudici, M. L. (2007) Informatore Agrario 63 (30), 72-73.