EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/213

First report of Spodoptera frugiperda from Cambodia

In Cambodia, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found in May 2019 in maize (Zea mays) fields in the Malai district (Banteay Meanchey province), Northern Cambodia (Hadi, 2019). Newspapers mentioned that serious damage was observed in maize crops, and that, as of June 2019, more than 11 000 ha of maize were affected by the pest in four provinces. 

The situation of Spodoptera frugiperda in Cambodia can be described as follows: Present.


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Hadi B (2019) Fall armyworm in Cambodia: Surveillance, detection and response. Abstract of a paper presented at the XIX International Plant Protection Congress IPPC 2019 (Hyderabad, IN, 2019-11-10/14). Abstract Book, p 5.


Cambodia News English (2019-06-14) New pest destroys thousands of hectares of crops. https://cne.wtf/2019/06/14/new-pest-destroys-thousands-of-hectares-of-crops/