EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/117

Diabrotica virgifera found in Albania

The first specimens of Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) were recently found in Albania, near Tirana International Airport. The beetle is accordingly continuing its spread from Serbia (Yugoslavia) to the south, as well as to the north, having previously been found in Montenegro (Yugoslavia) (see RS 99/020).