EPPO Global Database

Thaumastocoris peregrinus(THMCPE)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2011
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted area near Rome (2012-10)
From CABI Pest map 775 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2012/147) : heavy infestation of T. peregrinus were found in September 2011 on several Eucalyptus species (E. camaldulensis, E. gomphocephala, E. bridgesiana, E. camaldulensis x E. biscostata, E. camaldulensis x E. grandis) in Roma (Lazio region) .

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/234) : additional details on the outbreak in Lazio region.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/110) : also found in Campania and Sicilia.

Also in Sardegna (Di Lascio & Nannini, 2016; Deiana et al., 2018).
* Di Lascio A, Nannini M (2016) A survey of the bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus on Eucalyptus camaldulensis in the site of its first recovery in Sardinia (Italy). - Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences, 81(3), 307-308.

* Deiana V, Pinna C, Buffa F, Mannu R, Satta A, Floris I (2018) Population dynamics and seasonal abundance of Thaumastocoris peregrinus in Eucalyptus plantations in Sardinia (Italy). Redia 101, 101-106.

* Laudonia S, Sasso R (2012) The bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus: a new insect recorded in Italy, damaging to Eucalyptus trees. Bulletin of Insectology 65(1), 89-93.

* Laudonia S, Sasso R (2012) First record of the bronze bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae), a new exotic pest of Eucalyptus trees in Italy.

* NPPO of Italy (2012-10, 2014-05).

* Suma P, Nucifora S, Bella S (2014) New distribution record of the invasive bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellapé (Heteroptera, Thaumastocoridae) in Italy. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 44(2), 179-182.
------- First found in Sicilia (urban area in Catania and suburban area in Palermo).