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.