EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/142

Situation of Phyllocnistis citrella in the EPPO region

As already stated in EPPO RS 95/208, quarantine status was not considered appropriate for Phyllocnistis citrella due to its extremely rapid spread to all citrus-growing countries in the EPPO region. In 1996-02-28/29, an EPPO/CIHEAM Workshop on Phyllocnistis citrella was held in Agadir (Morocco) to review the situation in Europe and Mediterranean Basin and in particular to discuss control methods. This Workshop made several recommendations concerning pest control and decided that another Workshop should be organized next year. The present distribution of the pest is now the following. It may be noted that the only citrus-growing area in the EPPO region which remains free is the Black Sea Coast (North-East Turkey, Georgia, Russia)

EPPO distribution list: Phyllocnistis citrella

EPPO region: Algeria (potential EPPO country), Cyprus, Egypt (potential EPPO country), France (including Corse), Greece (including Crete), Israel, Italy (including Sardegna and Sicilia), Malta, Morocco, Portugal (including Madeira but not the Azores), Spain (including Baleares), Syria (potential EPPO country), Tunisia, Turkey.

Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea Republic, Korea Democratic People's Republic, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen.

Africa: Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Réunion, South Africa, Sudan.

North America: Mexico, USA (Florida, Louisiana, Texas).

Central America and Caribbean: Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico.

Oceania: Australia (widespread in New South Wales and Queensland; Northern Territory), Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa.


Report of the ad hoc EPPO/CIHEAM Workshop on Phyllocnistis citrella.
EPPO Technical Document, no.1023, 1996-04.