List of insects intercepted in imported timbers in Italy

IRG/WP 1217

A Gambetta

The list here reported has been derived from an investigation that the Wood Research Institute in Florence has been carrying out for some years, chiefly in sawmills, in order to verify the presence of wood insects in timbers coming from Europe, Africa, Asia, America (North, Central and South). Italy imports a great lot of timbers; during 1980, 1,320,000 m³ of logs and 495,000 m³ of sawnwoods have been imported principally from Africa (Ivory Coast) and Asia (Indonesia). Among the insects recorded, some have not been found very frequently (Lyctus hipposideros), whilst others have been found to occur very frequently, and some of these can be considered to be established in our country (Lyctus brunneus, Neoclytus acuminatus).


Keywords: INSECTS; ITALY; INTERCEPTIONS; EXOTIC TIMBERS; INTRODUCTIONS; LYCTUS; IMPORTED TIMBERS; NEOCLYTUS ACUMINATUS

Conference: 83-05-09/13 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia


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