EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/151

First report of Halyomorpha halys in Serbia

In October 2015, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) was detected for the first time in Serbia. A picture of an adult specimen collected at Vršac was posted on Facebook (Insekti Srbije). Two days later, more pictures of a nymph and an adult collected in the Jevremovac Botanical Garden in Belgrade were posted on a forum about biodiversity (Forum o biološkoj raznovrsnosti). In December 2015, more specimens were observed in Belgrade and close to the Romanian border in Vršac and the nearby village of Vatin. Insect specimens were collected and the identity of the pest was confirmed by expert entomologists.
The situation of Halyomorpha halys in Serbia can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2015 in several localities (Belgrade, Vršac and Vatin).


Šeat J (2015) Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) a new invasive species in Serbia. Acta entomologica serbica 20, 167-171.