EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/182

Toxoptera citricida is present in Antigua and Barbuda

In citrus orchards of Antigua and Barbuda, a survey has been carried out in June 1993 to look for symptoms of citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and the possible presence of its vector, Toxoptera citricida (EPPO A1 quarantine pest). T. citricida has been found in two locations and in an abandoned field at Dunbars. Analysis of samples for citrus tristeza are being carried out. This is the first report of T. citricida in Antigua and Barbuda.


Anonymous (1994) Antigua and Barbuda - Presence of Toxoptera citricidus ascertained.
FAO Plant Protection Bulletin, 42(3), p 149.