EPPO Global Database

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(DIABVI)

Distribution details in Belgium

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest no longer present
First recorded in: 2003
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest no longer present (2016-12)
From CABI Pest map 576 (2012): Absent, pest eradicated
EPPO Reporting Service (2003/143) : specimens trapped near Zaventem airport (Brussels) in sufficient numbers (52) to suggest that introduction might already have taken place in 2002. Under eradication

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/095) : on the 30th of April 2010, the NPPO of Belgium officially declared the eradication of the pest from its territory.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/143) : trapped again in summer 2014 near Machelen. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/013) : the absence of the pest has been confirmed by surveys conducted in 2015 and 2016.
Agence Fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaine Alimentaire (AFSCA). Chrysomèle des racines du maïs. http://www.afsca.be/productionvegetale/maladies/chrysomelemais/
Arrêté Ministériel du 25 juillet 2014 portant des mesures temporaires de lutte contre la chrysomèle du maïs, Diabrotica virgifera Le Conte. http://www.afsca.be/productionvegetale/maladies/chrysomelemais/_documents/2014_07_25_AM_MB_29-07-2014.pdf

* NPPO of Belgium (2003-11, 2010-04, 2014-08, 2016-12).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Germany Present, restricted distribution view...
Netherlands Absent, pest eradicated view...