EPPO Global Database

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(DIABVI)

Distribution details in Serbia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1999: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 576 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (1994/01) : first record in Europe near Belgrade International Airport in Serbia in 1992.

EPPO Reporting Service (1994/62) confirms establishment in 1993, in a number of localities in Donji Srem and two localities in Banat (Krnjaca and Pancevo).

EPPO Reporting Service (1995/116) , reporting on an international meeting on the pest at Graz (AT), provides an update on spread in Serbia.

EPPO Reporting Service (1996/02) : update on situation in Serbia as reported to an international workshop at Gödöllö (HU).

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/01) : pest continues to spread southwards, now found near Kragujevac. Area in which adults are trapped could now be about 20000 km2. Damage only reported from east-west oval round Belgrade (50x130 km). Less damage in 1997, because good rainfall allowed maize plants to recover. Pest has not been found in Montenegro.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/163) : new publication from a Yugoslav meeting at Novi Sad in 1998-02. Camprag, D. (ed.) Occurrence, harmfulness and control of D. virgifera.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/198) : still spreading and increasing in numbers in Serbia. Found for the first time in Montenegro, near Bijelo Polje in the north, along a railway track. This find is quite separate from the main outbreak area in Serbia.

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/031) : continued to spread in 1999 southwards along the rivers Ibar and Morava. Damage occurred in same counties as in 1998, and also in the neighbouring areas of Middle Banat and Middle Backa. Mean yield reduction estimated at 30% (range 5 to 80%)

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/003) : some spread towards SE. Economic damage observed over a much larger territory. However, damage levels are decreasing in areas where damage has been seen for several years, because maize is now being rotated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/001) : 2001 was hot and dry, with little spread or population build-up. Damage observed on less than 1000 ha (compared with 50000 ha in 2000). Maize growers are abandoning monoculture because of the pest.

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/058) : only slight spread in 2003
* 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Present, restricted distribution view...
Bulgaria Present, restricted distribution view...
Croatia Present, restricted distribution view...
Hungary Present, widespread view...
Montenegro Present, restricted distribution view...
Romania Present, widespread view...