EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/105

First report of Aphis illinoisensis in Tunisia

The presence of the grapevine aphid, Aphis illinoisensis (Homoptera: Aphididae) was detected for the first time in Tunisia in 2009. Samples of grapevine (Vitis vinifera) infested by A. illinoisensis were collected in two localities near Sousse (Akouda and Hammam Sousse). For the moment, no particular damage is reported. However, surveys will be conducted to determine the extent of the infestation in Tunisian grapevine-producing areas.


Kamel-Ben Halima M, Mdellel L (2010) First record of the grapevine aphid, Aphis illinoisensis Shimer, in Tunisia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 40(2), 191–192.