EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/183

Situation of Thrips palmi and Bemisia tabaci in Dominica

During the 10th session of the Caribbean Plant Protection Commission (CPPC) held in December 1993, the following situation in Dominica concerning Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) and Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was reported. Small outbreaks of T. palmi and B. tabaci have been observed on some vegetables. At that time, this was the first report of these two pests in Dominica (the EPPO Secretariat was informed of the record for T. palmi but not for B. tabaci). The two pests have also been found on crotons and poinsettia and their infestations are more extensive on these ornamentals than on vegetables.


Anonymous (1994) Dominica - New pest and outbreak problems.
FAO Plant Protection Bulletin, 42(3), p 151.