Have you seen fall armyworm?
Be on the lookout and report signs to Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23.
Early detection and reporting are key elements in controlling fall armyworm.
Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an exotic pest that has been detected in Queensland.
Fall armyworm is reported to feed on more than 350 plant species, with distinct preference for grass species with whorls, including:
- sweet corn
Destruction of crops can happen rapidly when infestation levels are high.
The Australian Department of Agriculture has import conditions in place for importing plants and plant products.
- Last reviewed: 25 Jun 2021
- Last updated: 25 Jun 2021