EPPO Global Database

Psacothea hilaris(PSACHI)

Distribution details in Italy

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, few occurrences
From CABI Pest map 762 (2012): Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2005/182) : 2 dead specimens found in September 2005, in Almenno San Salvatore (province of Bergamo, Lombardia). Jucker et al. (2006) explained that in October 2005 another adult was collected near Asso (province of Como, Lombardia). No other findings were made until 2007.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/052) : living specimen were found in August 2007 on 2 fig trees at Anzano del Parco (province of Como, Lombardia).

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/201) : addition to the Alert List.
References
* Jucker C, Tantardini A, Colombo M (2006) First record of Psacothea hilaris (Pascoe) in Europe (Coleoptera Cerambycidae Lamiinae Lamiini). Bolletino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura Serie II 38(2), 187-191.

* Lupi D, Jucker C, Colombo M (2013) Distribution and biology of the yellow-spotted longicorn beetle Psacothea hilaris hilaris (Pascoe) in Italy. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 43(2), 316–322.
------- Details on its distribution in Northern Italy (still confined to a relatively small territory).

* Regione lombardia (IT) website. Tantardini A, Calvi M, Cavagna B (2006) Psacothea hilaris (Pascoe). Prima segnalazione in Italia ed Europa. http://www.cerambycoidea.com/titles/tantardinialii2006.pdf

* Regional PPO of Lombardia, 2008-02.