EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/138

First report of Spodoptera frugiperda in Japan

In Japan, larvae of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 List) were identified in July 2019 by the NPPO in a maize (Zea mays) field in Minamikyushu city, Kagoshima Prefecture. This is the first time that this pest is reported from Japan. Official surveys are being conducted to delimit the infested area and control measures have already been taken in the maize field concerned.

The pest status of Spodoptera frugiperda in Japan is officially declared as: Transient: actionable, under eradication.


IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Japan (JPN-08/6 of 2019-07-03) Report of first detection of Spodoptera frugiperda – Fall armyworm (FAW) in Japan. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/japan/pestreports/2019/07/report-of-first-detection-of-spodoptera-frugipedera-fall-armyworm-faw-in-japan/