EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/219

Details on the situation of several Brevipalpus species in France and its overseas territories and departments

Details regarding the current situation of several Brevipalpus species (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in France were recently sent to the EPPO Secretariat.

  • Brevipalpus californicus
As reported in the EPPO RS 2007/152, Brevipalpus californicus does not occur on mainland France. In the French overseas territories and departments, its current situation is as follows:
French Guiana: Absent (which corrects an old and unconfirmed report).
Guadeloupe: Absent.
Martinique: Absent.
Réunion: Present (Etienne and Vilardebo, 1978). The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of B. californicus on the Island of Réunion.

  • Brevipalpus phoenicis
Guadeloupe: Present, found on Alpinia purpurata, Annona muricata, Citrus, Psidium guajava (Flechtmann and Etienne, 2006).

  • Brevipalpus styxus
Guadeloupe (Les Saintes): Present, found on Solanum racemosum (Flechtmann and Etienne, 2006).

  • Brevipalpus trinidadensis
Guadeloupe: Present, found on Wedelia calycina (Flechtmann and Etienne, 2006).


Personal communication with Philippe Reynaud, NPPO of France, 2007-12.
Etienne J, Vilardebo A (1978) Notes sur les principaux ravageurs des agrumes de l’île de la Réunion. Fruits 33(12), 873-876.
Flechtmann CHW, Etienne J (2006) Further notes on plant associated mites (Acari) from Guadeloupe and Les Saintes, Lesser Antilles. International Journal of Acarology 32(4), 377-382.