EPPO Global Database

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(DIABVI)

Distribution details in France

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2002
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted distribution (2013-09)
From CABI Pest map 576 (2012): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (2002/139) : first found in August, trapped near Roissy and Le Bourget airports in Ile-de-France region. Then at Orly. Official control measures taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/115) : trapped in Alsace near Bâle-Mulhouse airport.

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/058) : in 2003, small numbers of beetles still trapped in Ile-de France and Alsace.

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/115) : more adults caught in Ile-de-France (including new outbreak area around Pierrelaye-Achères)

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/164) : further catches near Orly airport in September; new 2004 outbreak area of Pierrelaye-Achères treated. No finds in Alsace in 2004.

EPPO Reporting Service (2005/084) : 3 new outbreaks in 2005 in Ile-de-France region, at Gouvernes, Thiverval-Grignon and Corbeil-Essonne. No D. virgifera were trapped in the earlier outbreak areas of Roissy, Orly or Pierrelaye, though some of the new outbreaks lie within their buffer zones

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/004) : further outbreak in Picardie in 2005. In 2006, however, no insects caught in Ile-de France or Picardie, but one in Alsace (first since 2003).

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/169) : few specimens caught in Alsace, Bourgogne and Rhône-Alpes regions in 2007, under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2009/026) : few specimens caught in Alsace, Ile-de-France and Rhône-Alpes regions in 2008, under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/029) : specimens caught in Alsace, Bourgogne, and Rhône-Alpes regions in 2009 (in higher numbers than in 2008), under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/177) : in September 2010, a few specimens were caught in Jura (Franche-Comté region) and in Lorraine. In 2010, the pest is reported to occur in Alsace, Lorraine, Franche-Comté, Bourgogne and Rhône-Alpes (but not in Ile-de-France).

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/008) : eradicated from Ile-de-France but present in Alsace, Aquitaine, Bourgogne, Lorraine, Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, under eradication/containment.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/162) : found in Ardèche, Drôme, Vaucluse and Var, under official control.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/241) : new outbreaks found in Côte d'Or (Bourgogne region), Allier and Haute-Loire (Auvergne region), Jura (Franche-Comté region), under official control.
* Anonymous (2007) Phyto Régions. Alsace, Bourgogne et Rhône-Alpes. Diabrotica virgifera, encore « passager clandestin » ? Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux No. 607, p 3.

* Anonymous (2008) Phyto Régions. Alsace, Ile-de-France, Rhône-Alpes... Elle court, elle court, Diabrotica. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux No. 618, p 2.

* Anonymous (2009) Diabrotica, aïe. Phytoma- La Défense des Végétaux n°624-625, p 5.

* Decoin M (2011) Phyto-région. Franche-Comté. Diabrotica dans le Jura. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux no. 637 p 5.

* Délos M, Huguet B (2011) Diabrotica sur maïs ne prend plus guère l’avion mais tombe du camion. Note sur l’évolution du contexte de lutte contre Diabrotica virgifera en France et en Europe. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux no. 647, 26-

* Fricotté C (2009) Chrysomèle du maïs : taper plus juste. La France Agricole. Octobre 2009, 16-17.

* NPPO of France (2012-08, 2013-08, 2013-09).

* Papers and posters presented at the Meetings of the EPPO ad hoc Panel on Diabrotica virgifera virgifera held jointly with the International IWGO Workshops on Diabrotica virgifera virgifera.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belgium Absent, pest no longer present view...
Germany Present, restricted distribution view...
Italy Present, restricted distribution view...
Spain Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Switzerland Transient, under eradication view...