EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/21

News from the Caribbean

A report on Plant Health has been prepared by IICA Office in Trinidad and Tobago/CARAPHIN (CARibbean Animal and Plant Health Information Network), which compiles replies to a questionnaire on quarantine pests received from several countries in the Caribbean (Antigua ; Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, St Kitts ; Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent ; Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago). New records (according to EPPO) are given in bold. When one of the list of countries is not mentioned, the pest concerned can be presumed absent.

* Anthonomus grandis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)

Absent in all.

* Citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest)

Present in: Antigua ; Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Curaçao (symptoms have been observed on lemon but unconfirmed), Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago.

EPPO record in Dominica is denied.

* Fruit flies

Anastrepha sp. (unless species is specified)

Present in: Belize, Curaçao, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica (A. obliqua, A. suspensa, A. ocresia, A. cryptostrepha), Martinique (A. obliqua), St Kitts ; Nevis (A. obliqua), St Lucia (A. obliqua), Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago.

Bactrocera sp. (Carambola fruit fly).

Present in: Suriname.

Ceratitis sp.

Present in: Curaçao

Dacus sp.

Present in: Guyana (new occurrence, found in February and March 1994).

* Palm lethal yellowing MLO (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)

Present in: Belize (new occurrence but no details are given), Jamaica.

EPPO record in Guyana is denied.

* Phyllocnistis citrella (potential A2 quarantine pest)

Present in: Belize (new introduction). P. citrella is considered there as a new major quarantine pest.

* Pseudomonas solanacearum race II (Moko disease of banana) (EPPO A2 quarantine pest)

Present in: Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago.

* Radopholus similis on Anthurium (no details are given for other hosts) (EPPO A2 quarantine pest)

Present in: Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent ; Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad ; Tobago.

* Sternochetus mangiferae (EU Annex II/B)

Present in: Barbados, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, Trinidad ; Tobago.

* Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest):

Present in: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Martinique, St Kitts ; Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad ; Tobago.

In the literature, T. palmi was once reported as present in Bermuda (see EPPO RS 94/057) but its absence is confirmed by this study (see also RS 95/013).

* Tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest)

Present in: Jamaica (new occurrence), Martinique (new occurrence).

* Toxoptera citricidus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)

Present in: Jamaica (new occurrence see EPPO RS 94/157), St Vincent ; Grenadines (no details given).

* Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)

EPPO records in Dominica, St Lucia and Trinidad ; Tobago are denied.

* Xanthomonas campestris pv. dieffenbachiae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) on Anthurium

Present in: Bermuda, Dominica, Jamaica, Martinique, St Vincent ; Grenadines, Trinidad ; Tobago.


Anonymous (1994) CARAPHIN - Plant Health, January-June 1994, 45 p.