EPPO Global Database

Epitrix cucumeris(EPIXCU)

Distribution details in Portugal

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned, under containment, in case eradication is impossible (2018-11)
From CABI Pest map 770 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
Northern mainland Portugal with outbreaks in Alentejo and Algavre, as well as Azores and Madeira.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/165) : in 2017, E. papa and E. cucumeris were found in 3 potato fields located in the municipality of Santa Susana (county of Alcácer do Sal), Alentejo.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/024) : more specimens of E. papa and E. cucumeris found in 1 potato field in the municipality of Ferreirim (Lemago county, Norte region).

From NPPO (2018-07): a few adults of E. cucumeris were found in 2 potato fields in the municipality of Campeã, Norte region.

From NPPO (2018-07, 2018-09, 2018-11): Adults of E. cucumeris were collected during official surveys in Alentejo, in the municipalities of Querença, Borba, Montemor-o-Novo (Nossa Senhora Da Vila), Sousel (Cano), Alter-do-Chão. The demarcated area was updated accordingly and the official measures are being taken.

From NPPO (2018-09): Adults of E. papa and E. cucumeris were collected during official surveys in the municipality of Moncarapacho and Tavira, Algarve. Official measures are being taken.
* Boavida C, Germain JF (2009) Identification and pest status of two exotic flea beetle species newly introduced in Portugal: Epitrix similaris Gentner and Epitrix cucumeris (Harris). EPPO Bulletin 29(3), 501-508.
------- North.

* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson AGS, Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 43(2), 323–333.

* Borges PAV, Vieira V, Dinis F, Jarroca S (2005) List of arthropods. In: Borges PAV, Cunha R, Gabriel R, Martins AF, Silva L, Vieira V (eds.) (2005) A list of the terrestrial fauna (Mollusca and Arthropoda) and flora (Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta) from the Azores. Direcção Regional do Ambiente and Universidade dos Açores, Horta, Angra do Heroísmo and Ponta Delgada, 318 pp.
------- Flores, Faial, Pico, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Sao Miguel, Santa Maria islands.

* Borges PAV, Aguiar AMF, Boieiro M, Carles-Tolra M, Serrano ARM (2008) List of arthropods. In: A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos (eds. Borges PAV, Abreu C, Aguiar AMF, Carvalho P, Jardim R, Melo I, Oliveira P, Sérgio C, Serrano ARM, Vieira P). Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores, Funchal and Angra do Heroísmo, 440 pp.
------- Madeira.

* Doguet S (2009) Présence en Europe de deux espèces nord-américaines d'Epitrix (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Alticinae. L’Entomologiste, 65, 89–90.

* Eyre D, Giltrap N (2012) Epitrix flea beetles: new threats to potato production in Europe. Pest Management Science 69, 3-6.

* Eyre D, Giltrap N (2013) Pest Management Science 69 (1), 3-6.

* NPPO of Portugal (2017-06, 2017-09, 2018-09, 2018-11).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Spain Present, restricted distribution view...