EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/152

Scaphoideus titanus occurs in Slovakia

The presence of Scaphoideus titanus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), the main vector of flavescence dorée was reported for the first time from Slovakia in 2015 (see EPPO RS 2015/101). Recently, the NPPO of Slovakia officially confirmed the occurrence of this pest on its territory. In July 2015, specimens were caught in yellow traps in the municipality of Tibava (Sobrance district), in the eastern part of the country. The identity of the pest was confirmed on the basis of its morphological characteristics. No official control measures were taken.
The pest status of Scaphoideus titanus occurs in Slovakia is officially declared as: Present, only in some areas where host crop(s) are grown.


NPPO of Slovakia (2015-08).