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First interception of the asiatic Bamboo longhorn, Chlorophorus annularis (F., 1787) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Italy

  • Pompeo SumaEmail author
  • Salvatore Bella


This study provide information on the first occurrence in Italy of the Coleoptera Cerambycidae Chlorophorus annularis (Fabricius, 1787). It is a species naturally and widely distributed in Asia and in oriental tropical and subtropical areas. This cerambyx is a post-harvest pest of bamboo belonging to several genera as Bambusa, Dendrocalamus, Phyllostachys, Sinocalamus, but it can also infest cultivated plants as Citrus spp., Gossypium, Liquidambar spp., Saccharum officinarum L., Vitis spp., and Zea mays L.


Alien arthropod Longhorn beetle Bamboo ladder Sicily 



Thanks are due to Mrs. Tiziana Napoli who have provided us with the infested bamboo ladder.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente, sect. Entomologia ApplicataUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.(CREA-OFA) Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria, Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e AgrumicolturaAcirealeItaly

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