EPPO Global Database

Spodoptera littoralis(SPODLI)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1960s
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent (2014-06).
From CABI Pest map 232 (1967): Absent, pest no longer present
Glasshouse infestations only. Found but not established in England. All introductions eradicated. Very rarely found by 1998 (EPPO Conference in Pruhonice). Officially declared 'absent' in 2014.
* Aitkenhead, P.; Baker, C. R. B.; Chickera, G. W. D. de (1974) Plant Pathology 23 (3), 117-118.
------- An outbreak of the pest occurred in a glasshouse in north London in September 1973 and was successfully brought under control.

* Kennard, A. (1985) Entomologist's Gazette 36 (3), 180
------- An adult male of S. littoralis was captured in a light trap in England in June 1983.

* NPPO of the United Kingdom (2014-06).