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Abstract

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa: an emerging threat in Europe.

Abstract

This paper focuses on the losses caused by the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize production in Africa. The threats posed by this invasive species together with other stalk borer species (Busseola fusca, Chilo partellus, Ostrinia nubilalis and Sesamia nonagrioides) in Europe is also discussed.