EPPO Global Database

Luperomorpha xanthodera(LUPMXA)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2006
From CABI Pest map 778 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/195) : first found in 2006 in Toscana (province of Pistoia) as Luperomorpha nigripennis, but subsequently identified as L. xanthodera. Some feeding damage was noted on Arbutus unedo, Elaeagnus
angustifolia x ebbingei, Eucalyptus gunnii, Euonymus japonicus and Citrus.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/012) and according to Del Bene & Conti (2009), L. xanthodera is established in Toscana in ornamental nurseries, feeding on many host plants.
* Del Bene G, Conti B (2009) Notes on the biology and ethology of Luperomorpha xanthodera, a flea beetle recently introduced into Europe. Bulletin of Insectology 62(1), 61-68.

* Conti B, Raspi A (2007) [First record for Italy of Luperomorpha nigripennis Duvivier (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)] Informatore Fitopatologico no 7/8, 51-52 (in Italian).

* Bene, G. del; Conti, B. (2009) Bulletin of Insectology 62 (1), 61-68.
------- Toscana.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, few occurrences view...
France Present, no details view...
Switzerland Present, no details view...