Update on the situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in the Czech Republic
The NPPO of the Czech Republic recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae – EPPO A2 List) has been found outside the delimited zones (infested zones and buffer zones). Since the last update (see EPPO RS 2012/163), additional captures have been made in pheromone traps placed in maize fields: 1 male and 2 males in the districts of Litoměřice and Beroun, respectively. Phytosanitary measures were applied in accordance with EU Decision 2008/644/EC.
The situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in the Czech Republic can be described as follows: Present, restricted distribution, under official control.
NPPO of Czech Republic (2012-09).