Situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in France in 2011
In 2011, the presence of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae – EPPO A2 List) was mainly reported from the eastern part of France. The number of captures has increased in Rhône-Alpes and Alsace, and locally in Bourgogne, Franche-Comté, Lorraine and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The pest has recently been detected in Aquitaine near major roads and industrial areas where lorries are loaded/unloaded, thus suggesting that road transport is now playing a significant role in the dissemination of D. virgifera virgifera. No specimens were caught in Ile-de-France. Eradication and containment measures are continuing in France.
The situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in France can be described as follows: First found in 2002, eradicated from Ile-de-France but present in Alsace, Aquitaine, Bourgogne, Lorraine, Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, under eradication/containment.
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