EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/13

First report of Parabemisia myricae in Portugal

Parabemisia myricae (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found for the first time in Portugal in August 1993. It was observed in a sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) orchard, in the region of Tavira (Algarve). Preliminary results showed that the pest spread on citrus within the Algarve region. The authors expect that it will rapidly be widespread in Algarve and probably also in other regions of the country. So far, it has been observed on citrus and avocado. Although, the pest can still be considered as a secondary pest in Portugal, it may cause problems in integrated pest management programmes together with the newly introduced citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella.


Franco, J.C.; Cavaco, M.; Carvalho, J.P.; Fernandes, J.E. (1996) Sobre a presença de Parabemisia myricae (Kuwana) (Homoptera; Aleyrodidae) em Portugal.
Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas, 22(3), 521-536.