First report of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Russia
The presence of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in Russia on 2011-08-16. The pest was caught in pheromone traps located near the road border inspection post of Matveev Kurgan (bordering Ukraine) in the region of Rostov (Southern Russia). Surveys are being carried out to delimit the extent of the infestation.
The situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Russia can be described as follows: Present, first specimens caught in August 2011 near Matveev Kurgan (Rostov region, Southern Russia), under official control.
Russian national Plant Quarantine Centre (in Russian only).
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance News of 2011-08-24 and 2011-08-30 (in Russian only).