Spread of the western corn rootworm in Europe

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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A recent invasive American pest on arable land in Europe is the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera)



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It is likely to have arrived in Yugoslavia in the early to mid-1980s. By the end of 2001 it had spread over 182.000 km2 in Europe. It has become an economic pest of maize fields in Serbia and Montenegro (FR Yugoslavia) (yield losses of up to 70%).

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