EPPO Global Database

Euscepes postfasciatus(EUSPPO)

Distribution details in Japan

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 309 (1994): Present, no details
Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa and Amami islands). A sterile insect technique (SIT) program for eradication is underway in Okinawa prefecture.
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