EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/173

Anthonomus grandis is not present in Ecuador

The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Ministry of Agriculture in Ecuador that Anthonomus grandis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has never been found in the country. This pest is of quarantine importance for Ecuador. The previous record arose probably from a confusion with Anthonomus vestitus. The EPPO database PQR on geographical distribution of quarantine pests will be modified accordingly.


Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Servicio Ecuatoriano de Sanidad Agropecuaria, Quito, Ecuador, 1998-08.