EPPO Global Database

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(DIABVI)

Distribution details in Belgium

Situation
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
Comments
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.
References
* INTERNET.
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...