First detection of Diabrotica virgifera in Hungary
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Hungarian Plant Protection Service that the first adult beetle of Diabrotica virgifera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in early July, in Hungary. Traps have been placed since 1st of July 1995 in maize fields which are at risk, near the Hungarian-Serbian border. Since then, no other corn rootworm has been observed but the survey will continue. This is the first report of this dangerous pest outside Serbia where it was introduced and observed for the first time in 1992 (EPPO RS 95/116 and 94/001).
Hungarian Plant Protection Service, 1995-08