EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/212

First report of Spodoptera frugiperda in the Solomon Islands

In August 2021, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found near Honiara city (Guadalcanal Island), Solomon Islands. Eradication was not considered technically feasible but phytosanitary measures will be taken to limit the spread and impact of the pest. 

The pest status of Spodoptera frugiperda in the Solomon Islands is officially declared as: Present: not widely distributed and under official control.


IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Solomon Islands (SLB-01/1 of 2021-10-06) Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm) detections Solomon Islands. https://www.ippc.int/fr/countries/solomon-islands/pestreports/2021/10/spodoptera-frugiperda-fall-armyworm-detections-solomon-islands/