New pest records from the French overseas departments and territories
A recent paper (Ryckewaert, 2003) presents the pest species which are present on vegetable crops in the French overseas departments and territories. The EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following new records of which several concern the Island of Mayotte, geographically part of the Comoro Islands, but politically a French overseas territory:
Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae - EPPO A2 list) occurs in French Polynesia and Mayotte.
Dacus ciliatus (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A1 list) is present in Mayotte on cucurbits.
Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A2 list) is present in tomato crops in Mayotte.
Liriomyza trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A2 list) occurs in Mayotte.
Nemorimyza (Amauromyza) maculosa (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A1 list) is recorded in French Guiana on lettuce crops.
Neoceratitis (Trirhithromyia) cyanescens (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A1 list) occurs in Mayotte.
Ryckewaert, P. (2003) Les insectes et acariens des cultures maraîchères dans les Dom-Tom. Situation et perspectives.
Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux no. 562, 26-31.