Fall armyworm’s spread to India making headlines around the world

Earlier this month, CABI warned of the impending rapid spread of fall armyworm across Asia, following its arrival in India. Since then, news of the crop-destroying pest’s invasion has been hitting headlines across the globe.

See how the world’s media has reacted to this very hungry caterpillar:

1GUARDIAN1
Race to contain destructive march of armyworm as pest spreads to India
2faw-cnn
After wreaking havoc in Africa, ‘impossible to kill’ crop-destroying worm reaches Asia
3mailonline
Crop-destroying Armyworm caterpillar detected in Asia
5usnewss
The Foreboding of a Caterpillar
6elpais
La plaga del gusano cogollero del maíz llega a los arrozales asiáticos
7hindustantimes
Warning issued about threat to India’s maize crop from invasive worm
4southchinamorningpost
Race to contain destructive march of armyworm as pest spreads to India
8thetelegraph
Dreaded fall armyworm pest that devastated African crops found for the first time in India

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