EPPO Global Database

Helicoverpa armigera(HELIAR)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest no longer present
First recorded in: 2015
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/126) : first found in July 2015. 1 male was caught in a pheromone trap in a field in Bradenton (Manatee county), Florida.

Later, APHIS confirmed the detection of 3 adult males: 2 from the same trap at a tomato farm and 1 from a separate trap on a vacant lot near a park in Bradenton. But after one complete year of continuous and intensive surveys, no other specimens were found. The pest is considered as no longer present.
* Hayden J, Brambila J (2015) Pest alert: Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), the Old World bollworm. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. https://www.fdacs.gov/ezs3download/download/61696/1411969/Media/Files/Plant-Industry-Files/Pest-Alerts/PEST%20ALERT%20Helicoverpa%20armigera-1.pdf

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2016-07-11) Helicoverpa armigera (Old World Bollworm) in Florida deemed an isolated regulatory incident. https://www.pestalerts.org/official-pest-report/helicoverpa-armigera-old-world-bollworm-florida-deemed-isolated-regulatory
- USA (2015-08-03) Helicoverpa armigera (Old World Bollworm) - Detection in Florida. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=629