EPPO Global Database

What is EPPO Global Database?

EPPO Global Database is maintained by the Secretariat of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO). This database is still under development but its ultimate goal is to include all pest-specific information that has been produced or collected by EPPO.

Current contents:
  • basic information for more than 74 000 species of interest to agriculture, forestry and plant protection: plants (cultivated and wild) and pests (including pathogens). For each species: scientific names, common names in different languages, taxonomic position, and EPPO codes are given.
  • detailed information for more than 1600 pest species that are of regulatory interest (EPPO and EU listed pests, as well as pests regulated in other parts of the world). For each pest: geographical distribution (with a world map), host plants and categorization (quarantine status) are given. All functionalities of PQR (EPPO database on quarantine pests) have been transferred to EPPO Global Database.
  • EPPO datasheets
  • EPPO Standards
  • more than 3600 pictures of pests (including invasive alien plants).
  • articles of the EPPO Reporting Service (since 1991).
It is planned to include more information:  dynamic EPPO datasheets, more articles from the EPPO Reporting Service and other documents (e.g. PRA reports).

How to cite EPPO Global Database?

EPPO (2017) EPPO Global Database (available online). https://gd.eppo.int

How to request new EPPO codes?

Read the guidelines

Latest news

EPPO Reporting Service no. 2 is available.

New world distributions are available for:
- Citrus yellow vein clearing virus
- Xylosandrus compactus (updated)


New pictures have been added for:
- Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ctenicera pectinicornis
- Coccinella septempunctata
- Halyomorpha halys
Issoria lathonia
Leptinotarsa decemlineata
Locusta migratoria migratoria
Pandoriana pandora
Polygonia c-album
Sphaerolecanium prunastri
- Scaphoideus titanus
- Synchytrium endobioticum
- Taxodium distichum
- Xylosandrus compactus

The EPPO Secretariat warmly thanks all photographers who have kindly provided their photos. More pictures of plants, pests and diseases are always welcome!

Lonicera xylosteum
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Sternochetus olivieri
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Gonipterus scutellatus
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Inachis io
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