EPPO Global Database

Epitrix similaris(EPIXSI)

Distribution details in Spain

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, invalid record
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/078) : first found in Galicia in 2009 (as 'E. similaris'), under official control.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/068) : as of January 2014, official surveys have shown that 'E. similaris' has not spread outside Galicia, and remains limited to the provinces of A Coruña, Ourense and Pontevedra.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/203) : it is now considered that earlier records of 'E. similaris' in Spain were misidentifications of E. papa.
* NPPO of Spain (2010-12, 2014-01)

* 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.

* Deputación Pontevedra. Estación Fitopatolóxica do Areeiro. Epitrix similaris Gentner. Pulguilla de la patata. http://www.efa-dip.org/comun/publicaciones/FTecnicas/Download/Ficha54_Epitrix.pdf

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

* Orlova-Bienkowskaja MJ (2015) Epitrix papa sp. n. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini), previously misidentified as Epitrix similaris, is a threat to potato production in Europe. European Journal of Entomology 112(4) DOI: 10.14411/eje.2015.096. http://www.eje.cz/pdfs/eje/2015/04/28.pdf
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Portugal Absent, invalid record view...