First report of Spodoptera frugiperda in Mauritania
According to the FAO website on fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 List) was officially reported in Mauritania in February 2020. The pest has been observed causing significant damage to maize (Zea mays) in the localities of M’Bagne (Brakna region) and Monguel (Gorgol region) in Southern Mauritania.
The situation of Spodoptera frugiperda in Mauritania can be described as: Present, only in some areas.
FAO. Fall armyworm. Monitoring. FAW map. http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/monitoring-tools/faw-map/en/
Cridem (2020-03-20) Première signalisation de la chenille légionnaire d’automne en Mauritanie. http://www.cridem.org/C_Info.php?article=733991