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Abstract

First record of Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky, 1866) (Coleoptera Curculionidae Scolytinae) in Piedmont (NW Italy).

Abstract

In the present paper the granulate ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus crassiusculus is reported for the first time in the Piedmont region (NW Italy), in three hilly locations of the Cuneo province. The species is also reported for the second time in Europe as developing in Japanese hybrids of chestnut trees growing in specialized cultivations.