First records of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), in Senegal

Brévault Thierry, Ndiaye Awa, Badiane Djibril, Bal Amadou Bocar, Sembene Mbacké, Silvie Pierre, Haran Julien. 2018. First records of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), in Senegal. Entomologia Generalis, 37 (2) : pp. 129-142.

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Abstract : The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a serious invasive pest of the family Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) and given its broad host range, has the potential to cause severe yield losses in many economically important crops, especially maize. Native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, the pest was first detected in Africa (Nigeria) in January 2016. Here, we report the first records of this invasive pest in the westernmost part of West Africa (Senegal) where both 'rice' and 'maize' moth strains were identified. The species was unambiguously identified based on morphological traits and molecular analyses. Implications of this new threat to crop production and solutions for sustainable management are discussed.

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique, Nigéria, Sénégal

Mots-clés libres : Key words, Invasive pest, Poaceae, Maize, Cotton, DNA barcoding, Africa

Classification Agris : H10 - Pests of plants
L10 - Animal genetics and breeding

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Brévault Thierry, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR AIDA (SEN) ORCID: 0000-0003-0159-3509 - auteur correspondant
  • Badiane Djibril, ISRA (SEN)
  • Bal Amadou Bocar, Université Gaston Berger (SEN)
  • Sembene Mbacké, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (SEN)
  • Silvie Pierre, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR AIDA (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-3406-6230
  • Haran Julien, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CBGP (ZAF)

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