EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/139

First report of Spodoptera frugiperda in Indonesia

During official surveys, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 List) was first found in April 2019 in a maize (Zea mays) field in Sumatra (West Sumatra province), Indonesia. The pest was then found in several localities of West Sumatra and other provinces of the island, as well as in Java (Banten, Central Java, West Java provinces) and Kalimantan (East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan provinces). Official control measures are being applied to limit the spread of S. frugiperda and include surveillance activities and public awareness raising campaigns. Research studies are being carried out to better understand the biology and ecology of the pest and to develop Integrated Pest Management strategies.

The pest status of Spodoptera frugiperda in Indonesia is officially declared as: Present: only in some areas.


IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Indonesia (IDN-04/1 of 2019-07-11) The occurrence of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Indonesia. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/indonesia/pestreports/2019/07/the-occurence-of-fall-armyworm-spodoptera-frugiperda-in-indonesia/