EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/117

Eradication of Spodoptera litura in Germany

In 2002, the presence of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 list) was detected in a glasshouse of a company producing aquarium plants in Baden-Württemberg (see EPPO RS 2003/025). The German NPPO now informs the EPPO Secretariat that the pest has been eradicated. No other occurrence has been detected since, neither in Baden-Württemberg nor in other regions.
The pest status for Spodoptera litura is declared by Germany as follows: Absent, eradicated.


NPPO of Germany, 2004-08.