EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/05

Phyllocnistis citrella is present in Israel

The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Plant Protection Service of Israel that Phyllocnistis citrella has been identified for the first time in June 1994, in citrus groves situated at the northern edge of the sea of Galilee. Surveys were carried out in 1994 and it was found that the pest had rapidly spread throughout the citrus-growing areas of the country. A project of biological control has been immediately set up in collaboration with Thailand, China, Australia and Florida for the introduction of natural enemies.


Plant Protection Service of Israel, 1995-01.