EPPO Global Database

Epitrix cucumeris(EPIXCU)

Distribution details in Portugal (Azores)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1979
From CABI Pest map 770 (2013): Present, no details
* 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). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 29(3), 501-508.
------- First collected around 1979 from Faial Island.

* 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.

* DZUL (1987) [Pico].

* Eyre D, Giltrap N (2012) Epitrix flea beetles: new threats to potato production in Europe. Pest Management Science 69, 3-6.
------- Confirmed in Azores in 1979.

* Gruev B (1981) A new species of Epitrix Foudras from the Azores (Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia, 10, 1-2.
------- Initially misidentified as Epitrix azorica n. sp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Spain Present, restricted distribution view...