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EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/158

New data on insects of quarantine importance


By browsing through the literature, the EPPO Secretariat has noted the following items of interest concerning several insect pests of quarantine importance.

New distribution records

  • Amauromyza maculosa (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has been found for the first time in the Dominican Republic during surveys carried out in 1988, 1990 and 1992. Liriomyza sativae has also been found. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 83, p 28, (251).

  • During a survey carried out in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon, the following fruit flies have been observed:
In Brazil (Manaus), Anastrepha obliqua (EPPO A1 quarantine pest - detailed record) has been found on Eugenia stipitata, Myrciaria dubia and Couma guianensis; and A. striata (new record) has been observed on E. stipitata.
In Peru: A. obliqua (confirms previous 'unconfirmed records') and A. striata (new record) have been found. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 1317, (11300).

  • Circulifer tenellus (EU Annex II/A2), a vector of beet curly top geminivirus (EU Annex II/A1 for non-European isolates), has been found on sugarbeet in the Konya plain in Turkey during studies carried out in 1987-1992. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 1083, (9328).

  • Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been observed in India (Andhra Pradesh) in June 1991, on castor bean (Ricinus communis). Field surveys revealed that the pest was widespread in all castor bean-growing areas of the country. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 83, p 183, (1607).

  • Neoaliturus haematoceps (EU Annex II/A2), a vector of Spiroplasma citri (EU Annex II/A2) has been observed in Iran, on sesame (Sesamum indicum). Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 1306, (11210).

  • Parabemisia myricae (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is recorded from citrus crops in Algeria. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 408, (3520).

  • Pissodes castaneus (EU Annex II/B) is reported for the first time in Moldova. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 21, (209).

  • Spodoptera eridania (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is commonly associated with crops in Honduras. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 324, (2788).


Detailed record

  • Helicoverpa armigera (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been reported as being a more frequent 'transient alien pest' on the sub-Antarctic Marion Island (South Africa). Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 798, (6953).

  • In Egypt (near Zagazig), in February-March 1987, Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been observed on faba bean plants (Vicia faba) but parasitoids were able to keep the pest populations below an acceptable economic level. However this confirms earlier 'unconfirmed records' of L. trifolii in Egypt. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 168, (1468).

  • Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is present in Japan in Honshu (Shizuoka Prefecture) and Izu islands. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 63, (560 ; 561).

  • Phoracantha semipunctata (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been observed on Eucalyptus globosus for the first time in the north of Spain in 1990 (Cantabria region). Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 307, (2642).

  • Viteus vitifoliae (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is present in Arkansas (US). Review of Agricultural Entomology, 82, p 959, (8315).


New host plants

  • Spodoptera litura (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has been reported for the first time on Jatropha curcas (medicinal plant) in India. Review of Agricultural Entomology, 83, p 89, (724).

Sources

EPPO Secretariat, Paris, 1995-06.