Florida Entomologist (2014) 97, 844-845

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Stefano Speranza, Enzo Colonnelli, Antonio Pietro Garonna and Stefania Laudonia (2014)
First record of Anthonomus eugenii (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Italy
Florida Entomologist 97 (2), 844-845
Abstract: Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) was observed for the first time in Italy and the Mediterranean Region attacking sweet pepper (Capsicum annum L.; Solanaceae) in greenhouses and in fields in the coastal area of the Lazio Region of Italy. The incursion, detected in Oct 2013, was a heavy infestation of sweet pepper buds and not fully developed fruits, and causing their premature abscission. The outbreak area was delineated by the coast on the west, and hills on the south and east.
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Database assignments for author(s): Stefano Speranza, Stefania Laudonia

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
new introduction of pest

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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Anthonomus eugenii Green pepper/chilli (Capsicum) Italy