EPPO Global Database

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(DIABVI)

Distribution details in Hungary

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2003: Present, widespread
From CABI Pest map 576 (2012): Present, widespread
From NPPO: Present, widespread
EPPO Reporting Service (1995/157) : single beetle trapped near Serbian border on 1995-07-01 as part of general monitoring programme. No other occurrences.

EPPO Reporting Service (1996/07) : also in 1995-08 trapped at four locations along Serbian and Romanian borders.
Later confirmed in early 1996 that these five locations were Csipak, Tiszasziget, Nagylak, Mezökovácsháza, Kiszombor.

EPPO Ad hoc Panel on Diabrotica (1996-10-15/16): nearly 1000 adults trapped in 1996, almost exclusively along the Serbian border, over a length of 100 km and a depth of 40 km. The counties concerned are Baranya, Bács-Kiskun, Csongrád, Békés. Increase in numbers trapped since 1995 partly due to new use of pheromone traps, trapping only males but much more efficiently than the yellow sticky or cucurbitacin traps. No breeding populations yet found in maize fields in Hungary.

EPPO Reporting Service (1997/156) : first larvae found in Hungary, in Szeged and Csanadpalot. No significant damage to maize crops.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/141) : in 1997, caught in 4 counties. The pest continues to spread to the north.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/01) : in 1997, pest has been trapped up to 40 km further north. More than 4000 adults were caught in pheromone traps. Area in which pest is trapped has reached about 10000 km2. Aerial treatments on wide areas have been initiated in southern Hungary using Slam.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/198) : populations increased, but damage remained insignificant. No further northwards spread. Confirmed by EPPO Reporting Service (99/057), indicating that 1874 beetles were caught in traps in 8 counties in the south of Hungary. Larvae again found on roots, but not at economic level.

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/031) : continued to spread in 1999 in particular towards the north through the valleys and along the Danube. Larval damage observed in Békés and Csongrad counties. Economic damage reached near Szeged (Csongrad county).

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/003) : now trapped in 16 of the 19 counties (newly present in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Nograd, Veszprem, Zala). Continued spread to north. Larval damage seen in some southern counties, and economic damage in some areas in Bacs-Kiskun and Csongrad counties. EPPO Reporting Service (2001/083) presents slightly different information (only in 15 counties, economic damage also in Baranya county).

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/001) : found in all Hungarian counties, including for the first time in Vas, Gyor-Moson-Sopron and Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg. Larval damage observed in 10311 ha, but economic damage only in 3058 ha.

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/001) : further details for 2002

EPPO Reporting Service (2005/058) : steadily increasing in importance, with larval damage observed further north
* Izhevskii SS (1995) Zashchita Rastenii (Moskva) No. 9, 34-35.
------- D. v. virgifera.

* 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
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
Croatia Present, restricted distribution view...
Romania Present, widespread view...
Serbia Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovakia Present, widespread view...
Slovenia Present, few occurrences view...
Ukraine Present, restricted distribution view...