TITLE

First report in Italy of the dusky sap beetle, Carpophilus lugubris, a new potential pest for Europe

AUTHOR(S)
Marini, Francesca; Mutinelli, Franco; Montarsi, Fabrizio; Cline, Andrew; Gatti, Enzo; Audisio, Paolo
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Pest Science;Jun2013, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p157
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Following a report submitted by a beekeeper to Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, in Padua province (Borgoricco, Veneto, NE Italy), the authors discovered in April 2011 several specimens of the dusky sap beetle Carpophilus lugubris Murray 1864 (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) on the bottom board of some beehives. At a later time (May 2012), an isolated specimen was also collected within a Natural Reserve in Belluno province (Feltre, Veneto, NE Italy). These specimens represent the first known records of this species in Italy or Europe as a whole. This is also the first record of the species associated with beehives. This discovery led us to review the available bionomical and faunistic data for this widespread Nearctic and Neotropical species. C. lugubris is a recognized pest of corn, therefore is very important monitoring its possible dispersal into cornfields, beehives, and other agricultural regions of NE Italy and southern Europe over the next few years.
ACCESSION #
87621658

 

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