EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/104

First report of Diaphorina citri in Mexico

Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Psyllidae – EPPO A1 list) was found in citrus trees in the municipality of Arroyo Seco, Queretaro, Mexico on April 2004. Surveys and sampling are presently taking place in adjacent municipalities and premises to delimit the presence of the pest in the area. According to the EPPO Secretariat, this is the first record of D. citri in Mexico. Citrus greening bacterium which is transmitted by D. citri is not known to occur in this country.
The situation of D. citri in Mexico can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2004 in Queretaro state.


NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. News Story 2004-07-16.
First report of Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, Homoptera: Psyllidae), in the municipality of Arroyo Seco, Queretaro, Mexico.