First report of Toxoptera citricidus and Trioza erytreae in Madeira (PT)
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Portuguese Plant Protection Service that Toxoptera citricidus and Trioza erytreae (both EPPO A1 quarantine pests) have been found on Citrus plants in Madeira (PT). An eradication programme has immediately been set up which includes treatments and regulatory measures. Infested plants have been destroyed, surveys are being carried out in Madeira and also on the mainland. Concerning the possible presence of citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), all laboratory tests of samples collected from plants infested by the insect vectors gave negative results.
Plant Protection Service of Portugal, 1994-12