EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/033

Details on pests and diseases in Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles)

A publication from Heidweiller and van Buurt (1998) provides detailed information on the common pests and diseases present on the island of Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles). The EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following details:

Aleurocanthus woglumi (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae – EPPO A2 list) is reported as present in Curaçao on citrus and mangoes.

Anastrepha serpentina (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A1 list) is found in Curaçao on fruits of sapodilla (Manilkara zapotilla).

Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae – EPPO A2 list) occurs in Curaçao on a wide range of vegetable and ornamental crops. It presence first detected in 1989 at Fuik Bay.

Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A2 list) is present in Curaçao (probably indigenous) on vegetable crops. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of this pest in the Netherlands Antilles.

In the Netherlands Antilles, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae – EPPO A1 list) was first recorded in St Maarten in 1996, in Curaçao in 1997, in St Eustatius and Aruba in 1997.

Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A1 list) was first found in Curaçao in 1994. It occurs on a wide range of vegetable (Cucurbitaceae, Solanaceae) and ornamental crops.

Toxoptera citricida (Homoptera: Aphididae – EPPO A1 list) was first found in Curaçao in 1989.


Personal communication with M. G. van Buurt, 2004.

Heidweiller, K.A.; van Buurt, G. (1998) Plaga i malesa mas komun di mata i berdura na Kòrsou [plant pests and diseases in Curaçao].
Dienst Landbouw, Veeteelt en Visserij (L.V.V.), 129 pp.