News from Caribbean Plant Protection Commission (CPPC)
Toxoptera citricida (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has recently been reported in Belize. Adults and nymphs were collected from sweet orange on the 1996-10-25 at Mullins River in the Stann Creek District. The Caribbean Plant Protection Commission also mentions that T. citricida is present in Honduras. These are two new records according to the EPPO Secretariat.
Maconellicoccus hirsutus continues to spread within the Caribbean region. The pest is now present in Grenada, St Kitts, Trinidad (EPPO RS 96/028), and more recently it has been reported from St Martin (Netherlands Antilles - EPPO RS 96/207) and St Lucia in October 1996. The record for St Lucia is new.
Pollard, G.V. (1996) CPPC Circular Letter no. 1/96, 1 December 1996, FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean, Barbados.