Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm)


Publication Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 17:47

Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Report Number: NPL-04/3

Country: Nepal

Report Status: Final

Pest Status

  • Present: only in some areas

Geographical Distribution

Mid-Inner terai and the mid hill of Nepal.


NPPO- Nepal collected the samples of suspected FAW larvae, adults and pupa from mid inner Terai, Sindhupalchok and Kavre district of Nepal and molecular analysis was done in the ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Banglore, India. The report found positive for Spodoptera frugiperda. On the based of a molecular analysis report, NPPO- Nepal would like to declare that Spodoptera frugiperda has been introduced in Nepal.


Highly danger especially to maize crops

Contact for info

sharmadilli.2018@gmail.com chief@npponepal.gov.np info@npponepal.gov.np

Report files

Declaration notice