EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/172

First report of Aleurodicus dispersus in Mauritius


In August 2000, Aleurodicus dispersus (EPPO Alert List) has been identified in Mauritius. It occured only in the Northern and Eastern parts of the island. The pest has been observed on a wide range of plants (ornamentals, fruits and vegetables). The sudden appearance of A. dispersus in great numbers is considered as an indication of a fairly recent introduction. This is the first report of A. dispersus in Mauritius. The situation of A. dispersus in Mauritius can be described as: Present: only in the north and east part.

Sources

Ganeshan, S. (2000) Global news: Mauritius - First occurrence of : Aleurodicus dispersus (Russell).
EWSN Newsletter, no.6, p 4.