EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/34

Further information on Toxoptera citricidus and citrus tristeza closterovirus in the Caribbean

In a paper from Etienne et al. (1994), it is recorded that Toxoptera citricidus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has been found in Saint Kitts and Nevis (in 1993) and that citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is present in Puerto Rico (new records according to the EPPO Secretariat). In the Caribbean region, T. citricidus is spreading actively (see EPPO RS 94/159) but for the moment, tristeza is only mentioned from Trinidad and Puerto Rico.


Etienne, J.; Huc, A.; Bayart, J.D.; Denon, D.; Anais, G. (1994) Toxoptera citricidus (Homoptera: Aphididae) a vector of citrus tristeza virus (CTV) in Guadeloupe: distribution and disease investigation.
Paper presented at the '30e Congrès CFCS', St Thomas (VI), 1994-07-31/08-05.