EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/05

First report of Diabrotica virgifera in Croatia

The first adult beetle of Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in Croatia in early August. This adult is the only specimen which has been found so far. It was caught in one trap (containing an attractant) in a corn field in the village of Bosnjaci, in the province of Vukovarsko-srijemska zupanija (near the Serbian border). No other corn root worm has been found either visually or in 200 yellow sticky traps, or in 150 traps with attractant which have been placed and surveyed in Croatia, in 1995.


EPPO Secretariat, 1995-10.
International Workshop "Western Corn Rootworm in Europe 95, Gödöllö (HU), 1995-11-08.