New findings of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in the Czech Republic
The NPPO of the Czech Republic recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae – EPPO A2 List) outside demarcated areas. In 2013, 4 adult beetles were caught in pheromone traps located in maize fields in the districts of Rakovník, Česká Lípa, Litoměřice and Liberec (in each case, only 1 male was caught). Official control measures were taken in accordance with the EU Decision 2003/766/EC and its successive amendments
The situation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in the Czech Republic can be described as follows: Present, restricted distribution.
NPPO of the Czech Republic (2013-09).