EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/068

Lecanoideus floccissimus found on La Gomera, Canary Islands (ES)

Lecanoideus floccissimus (EPPO Alert List), which was first reported as a new whitefly pest in 1991 in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), has now spread to the island of La Gomera. A large infestation was found on a mango tree in November 1999, at Herminga, near one the main banana-growing area of the island. It is thought that this pest is a serious threat to the banana crops of the island.


Anonymous (2000) First report of Lecanoideus floccissimus on La Gomera.
EWSN Newsletter, no. 02, coordinated by Dr Ian D. Bedford, Dr Michael de Courcy Williams, 4 pp.