Two captures of Diabrotica virgifera in Ile-de-France (FR)
In September 2004, 2 adults of Diabrotica virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae – EPPO A2 list) were caught in the department of Essonne, Ile-de-France. One was caught at Saulx-les-Chartreux (located within the focus zone delimited in 2002 near Orly airport) and another one was caught at Brétigny-sur-Orge (within the security zone). The number of traps, which was already rather high, has been increased in these areas, and no other capture was made. Concerning the area of Pierrelaye-Achères where 181 adults had been caught during summer 2004 (see EPPO RS 2004/115) treatments have been applied. In Alsace, where D. virgifera was caught in 2003 (EPPO RS 2003/116), no further finds were made in 2004.
Anonymous (2004) Diabrotica en Ile-de-France. Deux en Essonne.
Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux, no. 576, p 2.