First report of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Austria
The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was caught for the first time in Austria, in the eastern Province of Burgenland. On 2002-07-10, 8 specimens of D. virgifera virgifera were caught in pheromone traps near the towns of Deutsch Jahrndorf and Andau (border with Hungary and Slovakia). Extensive additional monitoring measures are being implemented in Austria. The situation of D. virgifera virgifera in Austria can be described as follows: Present, first specimen caught in July 2002 in Burgenland.
NPPO of Austria, 2002-07-11.