EPPO Global Database

Spodoptera litura(PRODLI)

Distribution details in Denmark

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Absent, pest eradicated
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated (2017-11)
At the end of 2009, the Danish NPPO was notified by another NPPO that a finding of Spodoptera litura could possibly be traced back to a consignment of plants delivered by a Danish producer (glasshouse nursery on the island of Funen). During inspections, dead specimens of S. litura were found in light traps in one glasshouse. Intensive official inspections did not reveal any infected plants or any living moths or larvae at these premises. Is is suspected that the pest was introduced into the nursery by plant imports (probably from south east Asia) but did not survive.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/208) : intercepted by Norway on a consignment of Polyscias potted plants from Denmark (interception).

From NPPO (2017): following the above notification of interception, surveys detected 5 larvae in 5 plants for planting of Polycias scutellaria grown in one greenhouse. Phytosanitary measures were taken and the pest was eradicated.
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Denmark. Eradicated outbreak of Spodoptera litura in Denmark (2011-06-24). https://www.ippc.int/index.php

* Karsholt O, Nielsen PS (2013) Revised checklist of the Lepidoptera of Denmark.Lepidopterologisk Forening, Copenhagen (DK), 120 pp.
-------- Included in the checklist but establishment is not confirmed (this may refer to the eradicated outbreak).

* NPPO of Denmark (2017-11).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Germany Absent, pest eradicated view...