Details on the situation of Helicoverpa armigera in Serbia
A monograph on Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) has recently been published by Čamprag et al. (2004) and it gives some details about the situation of this pest in Serbia. Significant damage has been recorded in the last 10 years. Most records came from the province of Vojvodina (northern part). The main host plants are maize, tobacco, sunflower, soybean and capsicum. It is considered that the large-scale outbreaks of H. armigera in Central Europe (e.g. Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic) are primarily due to incursions of large numbers of adults from the Mediterranean area resulting from the global warming of the climate.
Čamprag, D.; Sekulić, R.; Kereši, T.; Bača, F. (2004) [Corn earworm (Helicoverpa armigera Hübner) and measures of integrated pest management.] Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad, YU, 183 pp.