First report of Spodoptera frugiperda in Egypt
In June 2019, the NPPO of Egypt declared the first detection of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 List) on its territory. During a specific survey which had been carried out in all governorates of Upper Egypt since January 2019, 119 adult specimens of S. frugiperda were caught in pheromone traps in two locations (Kom Ombo, Edfo) in the governorate of Aswan. These traps had been placed in maize (Zea mays) fields.
The pest status of Spodoptera frugiperda in Egypt is officially declared as: Present: only in some areas.
IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Egypt (EGY-01/1 of 2019-06-23) Report of first detection of Spodoptera frugiperda – Fall armyworm (FAW) in Egypt. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/egypt/pestreports/2019/06/report-of-first-detection-of-spodoptera-frugiperda-fall-armyworm-faw-in-egypt/