EPPO Global Database

Phoracantha semipunctata(PHOASE)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1969
From CABI Pest map 272 (2007): Present, restricted distribution
First record 1969 in Sardegna (introduced 5 or 6 years earlier). Sicilia: 1975. Mainland Italy: 1976. At present infestation extends to central and southern Italy, islands included.
* Calvacaselle, B. (1986) Les insectes nuisibles aux eucalyptus en Italie: importance des dégâts et méthodes de lutte. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 16, 293-297.

* Sama G (2011) The Cerambycidae of Marganai and Montimannu (SW Sardinia) (Coleoptera). Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati 5, 543-552.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, widespread view...
Switzerland Absent, intercepted only view...