EPPO Global Database

Popillia japonica(POPIJA)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2014
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned, under containment, in case eradication is impossible (2020-07)
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/179) : first found by a naturalist in July 2014 along the river Ticino, within the Ticino Valley Natural Park, on wild plants (Rubus, Ulmus, Rosa, Populus, Vitis) and soybean crops (Glycine max). Under official control.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/116) : infested area of 7550 km2, still containted in the Ticino Valley Natural Park. Under official control.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/166) : 2 adults trapped in Parma province (Emilia-Romagna Region). Considered as an incursion without any establishment to date.
* NPPO of Italy (2014-10 2020-05, 2020-07).

* Benvenuti C, Barzanti GP, Marianelli L, Peverieri GS, Paoli F, Bosio G, Venanzio D, Giacometto E, Roversi PF (2019) A new device for auto-disseminating entomopathogenic fungi against Popillia japonica: a study case. Bulletin of Insectology 72(2), 219-225.

* Marianelli L, Paoli F, Sabbatini Peverieri G, Benvenuti C, Barzanti GP, Bosio G, Venanzio D, Giacometto E, Roversi PF (2019) Long‐lasting insecticide‐treated nets: A new integrated pest management approach for Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 15, 259-265. https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4107

* Marianelli L, Paoli F, Torrini G, Mazza G, Benvenuti C, Binazzi F, Sabbatini Peverieri G, Bosio G, Venanzio D, Giacometto E, Priori S, Koppenhöfer AM, Roversi PF (2018) Entomopathogenic nematodes as potential biological control agents of Popillia japonica (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in Piedmont Region (Italy). Journal of Applied Entomology 142, 311-318.

* Pavesi M (2014) Popillia japonica specie aliena invasiva segnalata in Lombardia. L’Informatore Agrario no. 32, 53-55.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Slovenia Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...