Larvae of Diabrotica virgifera observed in Hungary
The Plant Protection Service of Hungary has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that larvae of Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been found for the first time in Hungary. So far, only adults had been trapped. These larvae were found in Szeged and Csanádpalota (45 km from Szeged, near the Romanian border). No economical damage was observed on maize crops, but the number of adults trapped has increased. The monitoring programme implemented in Hungary will continue.
Plant Protection Service of Hungary, 1997-08.