EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/011

Spodoptera frugiperda found in New South Wales, Australia

In Australia, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A1 List) was first found in January 2020 in Torres Strait islands and soon after in the Northern part of Queensland (EPPO RS 2020/031). The pest was then found in other parts of Queensland and in the states of Northern Territory and Western Australia (EPPO RS 2020/071, 2020/093). In September 2020, S. frugiperda was also detected in New South Wales, at first near Moree and then in other locations (Narrabri, Wee Waa, Dubbo, Breeza and Maitland).


New South Wales Government. Department of Primary Industries (2020-11-06) Fall armyworm. https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/plant/insect-pests-and-plant-diseases/fall-armyworm