EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/029

First report of Spodoptera frugiperda in China

On the 2019-01-29, the first detection of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 List) in China was officially announced on the IPPC website. The pest was found in Puer city and Dehong, Yunnan province. Emergency measures were taken by the NPPO of China to monitor and control the spread of S. frugiperda, as well as to increase cooperation with other fall armyworm-infested countries.

The situation of Spodoptera frugiperda in China can be described as follows: Present: only in some areas (Yunnan province), under official control.


IPPC (2019) First detection of fall armyworm in China. https://www.ippc.int/fr/news/first-detection-of-fall-armyworm-in-china/