EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/105

First report of Helicoverpa armigera in Paraguay and Argentina

In Paraguay, the presence of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A2 List) was first reported in October 2013. Adults and larvae were collected on several crops in the departments of Canindeyú, Itapúa, Alto Paraná and San Pedro. Because of the recent detection of H. armigera in Brazil and Paraguay, a survey was carried out in Argentina. As a result, the pest was caught in pheromone traps which had been deployed in Cicer arietinum (chickpea) crops at 2 localities (Viclos and La Cocha) in the province of Tucumán.
The situation of Helicoverpa armigera in both countries (Argentina and Paraguay) can be described as follows: Present, only in some areas, under official control.


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