EPPO Global Database

Rhizoecus americanus(RHIOAM)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1994: Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (99/134): found in Italy for the first time in 1992 on Saintpaulia (in glasshouses in Pieve san Paolo, ?Toscana) and on Phoenix roebelenii (in the field in Catania, Sicilia).
* Russo A, Mazzeo G (1992) Rhizoecus americanus (Hambleton) and Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Cooley) (Homoptera Coccoidea) damaging to ornamental plants in Italy. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura. 1992. 24: 2, 215-221.