Detection of Diabrotica virgifera in Alsace, France
Within the framework of the national monitoring programme which started in 1989, a new outbreak of Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 list) has been found in France (see also EPPO RS 2002/139). One adult was trapped near Blotzheim (Alsace, department of Haut-Rhin) near the airport of Bâle-Mulhouse (located 4.7 km from Germany and 4.8 km from Switzerland). Official control measures are being applied.
NPPO of France, 2003-08.