EPPO Global Database

Epitrix similaris(EPIXSI)

Distribution details in Portugal

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, invalid record
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/022) : symptoms on potato crops started to be observed in 2004 near Porto (north) but the pest was identified in 2008. Spreading towards the south and now considered to be widespread in potato-growing areas.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/203) : it is now considered that earlier records of E. similaris were misidentifications of E. papa.
* Boavida C (2009) Presence in Portugal of Epitrix similaris Gentner (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae), an exotic pest of potato tubers. Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal. Plagas 35(1), 73-74.

* Boavida C, Germain JF (2009) Identification and pest status of two exotic flea beetle species newly introducted in Portugal: Epitrix similaris Gentner and Epitrix cucumeris (Harris). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 29(3), 501-508.

* 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.

* NPPO of Portugal, 2009-01.

* Oliveira R, Chatot C, Dedryver CA (2008) Détectée en Europe, une nouvelle altise. Potato Planet, juillet, 30-34.

* INTERNET (last accessed in 2009-02)
Centro Operativo e Tecnológico Hortofrutícola Nacional. Balanço da campanha batata. Relatório. http://www.cothn.pt/files/7762_Relatori_4939003baf4de.pdf
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (Portugal). Pragas – Epitrix similaris. http://www.iniap.min-agricultura.pt/ficheiros_noticias/folhetoEpitrixemBatateira.pdf
Moreira J, Belchior A (2007) Estudo comparativo de cultivares de batata em dois modos de fertilização azotada, conduzido em sistema de produção integrada. http://www.drapc.min-agricultura.pt/base/geral/files/realtorio_batata_2007.pdf

* 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
Spain Absent, invalid record view...