EPPO Global Database

Solenopsis invicta(SOLEIN)

Distribution details in Korea, Republic

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2017
Eradication in: 2017
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent: pest eradicated (2017-10)
A single colony was found in September 2017 in Busan Metropolitan city in a gap of pavement in the container yard (in the customs area). Eradication measures were immediately applied. Surveys have been carried out in ports and in-land container yards and did not detect the pest. In October 2017, the pest was declared eradicated.
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Republic of Korea (KOR-07/2 of 2017-10-27) Update of detection of Solenopsis invicta in Rep. of Korea in 2017. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/republic-of-korea/pestreports/2017/10/update-of-detection-of-solenopsis-invicta-in-rep-of-korea-in-2017/#