EPPO Global Database

Helicoverpa armigera(HELIAR)

Distribution details in Hungary

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2000: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1951
From CABI Pest map 015 (1993): Present, no details
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (94/216): first recorded 1951, then becoming a more and more regular immigrant into the Carpathian basin. Reported as a regular pest since 1986 on maize, tobacco and since 1993 on paprika. Sporadic populations develop but cannot survive the winter, so damage is normally limited. Occurred in unusually high numbers in 1993, but none survived the winter to 1994.

EPPO Reporting Service (95/194): even more serious outbreaks in 1994. In 1995, spot occurrence in 16 counties (about 99226 ha). On maize, tobacco, sugarbeet, lucerne, potato, vegetables and ornamental plants.

EPPO Reporting Service (97/089): no change since 1995.

EPPO Reporting Service (98/141): occurred locally in 1997 in 16 counties.

Situation confirmed at EPPO Conference in Pruhonice (1998)

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/100) : on maize at two isolated sites (134 ha) in Ersekvadkert and Vanyarc (Nógrad County).

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/083) : on maize crops at 26 isolated sites (701 ha)
References
* Gyulai P (1994) Occurrence and damage of cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera Hübner) in North Hungary. Novenyvedelem 30(4), 159-162.

* NHM 1901.

* NPPO of Hungary (1997-04, 1998-07, 2000-05, 2001-05).

* Szeoke, K.; Dulinafka, G. (1987) Novenyvedelem 23 (10), 433-438.

* Szeoke K (1994) Occurrence and damage of the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera Hübner) in 1993 in Hungary. Novenyvedelem 30(4), 153-157.

* Szeöke, K.; Molnár, F.; Gyulai, P.; Veres, J.; Szilágyi, K. (1995) [Occurrence and damage of cotton bollworm in 1994 in Hungary.] Növényvédelem, 31(6), 249-259.

* Szabóky, C. Szentkirályi, F. (1995) [Seasonality of cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera Hbn.) based on catches of forestry light traps in Hungary.] Növényvédelem, 31(6), 267-274.

* Szöcs, G.; Tóth, M.; Ujváry, I.; Szarukán, I. (1995) [Development of a pheromone trap for monitoring the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera Hbn.) an upcoming pest in Hungary.] Növényvédelem, 31(6), 261-266.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, few occurrences view...
Croatia Absent, pest no longer present view...
Romania Present, widespread view...
Serbia Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovakia Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Ukraine Present, widespread view...