EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/208

Quarantine status of Phyllocnistis citrella for EPPO

The quarantine status of Phyllocnistis citrella has been discussed by the EPPO Council (1995-09-19/20) and it was considered that, as P. citrella was present in nearly all citrus-growing countries of the EPPO region, it was unfortunately too late to add it to the A2 list and take international quarantine action. However, its introduction can be considered as a failure of plant quarantine and it was felt necessary to organize a meeting in 1996 (March in Morocco; await further announcement) to try to analyse the reasons of this failure, to seek whether international action could still be taken, and to gather information on this pest, in particular on control measures.


EPPO Secretariat, 1995-09.