EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/095

New data on quarantine pests and pests of the EPPO Alert List

By browsing through the literature, the EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following new data concerning quarantine pests and pests included on the EPPO Alert List. The situation of the pest concerned is indicated in bold, using the terms of ISPM no. 8.

  • New records

Callidiellum rufipenne (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae – formerly on the EPPO Alert List) was recently introduced into Argentina (di Iorio, 2004). Present, no detail.

Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 list) was first reported in some protected areas of Beijing, China, in July 2003 (Wu et al., 2005). Present, found in 2003 under protected conditions in Beijing.

Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A2 list) occurs in Sri Lanka (Niranjana et al., 2005). Present, no detail.

  • Detailed records

In China, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae – EPPO A1 list) is present in the municipality of Tianjin and the provinces of Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia (Wei et al., 2004).

Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae – EPPO A2 list) occurs in Lakshadweep, India (Dubey et al., 2004).

The presence of both fruit fly species, Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A1 list) and Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 list) is reported in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (Araujo et al., 2005).

In Islas Canarias (Spain), the presence of Cacyreus marshalli (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae – EPPO A2 list) is reported in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria (Acosta-Fernández, 2005). The pest is also reported on other Mediterranean islands: Archipelago Toscano (Elba, Giglio, Capraia) and Sicilia (IT), and Corsica (FR) (Dapporto, 2003; Cernigliaro et al., 2003).

Scaphoideus titanus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), vector of grapevine flavescence dorée, occurs in Serbia and Montenegro. It has been found on several localities including Tuleš (Aleksandrovac), Krušedol, Radmilovac and Banatski Karlovac. In Tuleš (Aleksandrovac), the presence of grapevine flavescence dorée has also been detected. It is considered that S. titanus is already widespread in the central and southern regions of Serbia (Magud and Tošeski, 2004).

In Brazil, Spodoptera eridania (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae - EPPO A1 list) is present in Minas Gerais (Miranda et al., 2005).


Acosta-Fernández B (2005) [Cacyreus marshalli Butler, [1988] in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)]. SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología 33(131), 245-246.
Araujo EL, Medeiros MKM, Silva VE, Zucchi RA (2005) [Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the semi-arid region of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil: host plants and infestation indices]. Neotropical Entomology 64(6), 889-894.
Cernigliaro A, Di Benedetto R, Leotta R (2003) Nuovi dati sulla presenza di Macrolepidotteri in Sicilia (Lepidoptera). Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 135(3), 181-187 (abst.).
Dapporto (2003) Due specie di lepidotteri nuove per l’Arcipelago Toscano: Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1898 e Aletia languida (Walker, 1858) (Lycaenidae, Noctuidae). Atti della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Serie B 110, 1-2. http://www.stsn.it/serB110/01Dapporto.pdf
Dubey AK, Regu K, Sundararaj R (2004) Aleyrodid (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) fauna of the Lakshadweep, India. Entomon 29(3), 279-286 (abst.).
di Iorio OR (2004) Exotic species of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) introduced in Argentina. Part 2. New records, host plants, emergence periods, and current status. Agrociencia (Montecillo) 38(6), 663-678 (abst.).
Magud B, Tošeski I (2004) [Scaphoideus titanus Ball. (Homoptera, Cicadellidae): a new pest in Serbia.] Biljni Lekar 32(5), 348-349 (abst.).
Miranda MMM, Picanço MC, Zanuncio JC, Bacci L, da Silva EM (2005) Impact of integrated pest management on the population of leafminers, fruit borers, and natural enemies in tomato. Ciência Rural 35(1), 204-208 (abst.).
Niranjana RF, Wijeyagunesekara HNP, Raveendranath S (2005) Parasitoids of Liriomyza sativae in farmer fields in the Batticaloa District. Tropical Agricultural Research 17, 214-220.
Wei X, Reardon D, Wu Y, Sun JH (2004) [Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in China: a review and distribution survey.] Acta Entomologica Sinica 47(5), 679-685 (abst.).
Wu QJ, Zhang YJ, Xu BY, Zhu GR ( 2005) [The biological character, damage and management of an invasive insect pest, Frankliniella occidentalis.] Entomological Knowledge 42(1), 11-14 (abst.).