New data on quarantine pests
The EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following new information from the Review of Agricultural Entomology (September 2002):
Aleurocanthus spiniferus (EPPO A1 quarantine list) was found causing severe damage on tea during a survey of pests of tea gardens in Hefei City suburbs (Anhui region, China). Tea was not previously listed as a host of A. spiniferus by the EPPO Secretariat. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 90(9), p1169 (8275).
Anoplophora glabripennis (EPPO A1 quarantine list): studies conducted by US scientists in China on the dispersal of A. glabripennis have shown that its potential dispersal in one season was 1029 m and 1442 m, respectively for male and gravide female (well above previously reported distances). It is concluded that surveys for the pest and for infested trees should be conducted within at least 1500 m from previously infested trees in current US infestations. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 90(9), p 1184 (8377).
Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine list) was found in Puerto Rico on onion. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 90(9), p 1170 (8280).
Review of Agricultural Entomology, 2002-09