Short notes on specific pests


Most of the short notes listed below relate to first records in the EPPO region of regulated pests or new emerging pests. Scientists and NPPOs are encouraged to submit short notes on pests and diseases to the EPPO Secretariat for publication on this website. If you wish to publish here a short note, contact the EPPO Secretariat 



Pest Title Date
Anoplophora chinensis Eradication programme in Lombardia (Italy) by Matteo MASPERO, Guglielmo CAVALIERI, Giovanni D’ANGELO, Costanza JUCKER, Marta VALENTINI, Mario COLOMBO, Franck HERARD, Jaime LOPEZ, Nathalie RAMUALDE, Mariangela CIAMPITTI, Gualtiero CAREMI & Beniamino CAVAGNA  2007
Anoplophora glabripennis

Eradication programme in Italy by Franck HERARD, Matteo MASPERO, Nathalie RAMUALDE, Costanza JUCKER, 
Mario COLOMBO, Mariangela CIAMPITTI, and Beniamino CAVAGNA

Anoplophora spp.

Identification of host plants of Anoplophora chinensis and A. glabripennis by Edu BOER

Aleurocanthus spiniferus

First record of Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Apulia, Southern Italy by Francesco PORCELLI

Bactericera tremblayi 

First record of the onion psyllid Bactericera tremblayi (Wagner, 1961) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea) and new symptoms on leek crops in France by David OUVRARD

Bactrocera zonata Bactrocera zonata and its identification by  the EPPO Secretariat and Ian M. WHITE 2002
Diabrotica virgifera virgifera

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera situation in Europe by the EPPO Secretariat

Glycaspis brimblecombei

First record of the redgum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei, a new exotic pest of Eucalyptus camaldulensis in Southern Italy by Stefania LAUDONIA &  Antonio Pietro GARONNA 

Macrohomotoma gladiata 

Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama, 1908: a jumping plant-lice recently introduced into the EPPO Region (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) by David MIFSUD & Francesco PORCELLI

Paysandisia archon

Paysandisia archon (Burmeister, 1880) escapes from nurseries and colonizes large palms in South Italy by Francesco PORCELLI, R, MONFREDA, MS RICCI, N STINGI, C CAVALLO & G PELLIZZARI

Spodoptera frugiperda Special Alert – Fall armyworm, Spodopera frugiperda, found in the EPPO region by the EPPO Secretariat 2020
Tetranychus evansi

Premier signalement de Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari:Tetranychidae) dans le nord/ouest algérien par Yamina GUENAOUI

Thaumastocoris peregrinus 

First record of the bronze bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae), a new exotic pest of Eucalyptus trees in Italy by Stefania LAUDONIA & Raffaele SASSO

Xylella fastidiosa Xylella fastidiosa in the EPPO region – Special Alert by the EPPO Secretariat 2018