EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/084

Details on quarantine pests in Spain: 2008 situation

The magazine ‘Phytoma-España’ presented the phytosanitary situation of the main crops in each region of Spain (except Comunidad Valenciana) for the year 2008. The EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following information on the presence of several quarantine pests or pests of the Alert List.

Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Cataluña, País Vasco.

Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Aragón, Baleares, Cataluña, Extremadura, La Rioja, Murcia.

Chrysomphalus aonidum (Hemiptera: Diaspididae): Baleares (first found in 2008 in Mallorca on ornamental citrus).

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 List): Aragón (in tomato fields).

Ctenarytaina spatulata (Hemiptera: Psyllidae – formerly EPPO Alert List): Asturias.

Cucumber vein yellowing virus (Ipomovirus – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía.

Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (Crinivirus – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía.

Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 List): Castilla y Léon, La Rioja, Pais Vasco (1 outbreak on Cotoneaster). In all cases, eradication measures were applied and all infected trees were destroyed.

Eutetranychus orientalis (Acari: Tetranychidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Murcia.

Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Castilla-La Mancha, Cataluña, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarra.

Gibberella circinata (anamorph Fusarium circinatum – EPPO A2 List): País Vasco (found in 1 nursery, and on P. radiata in forests).

Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida (EPPO A2 List): outbreaks were observed in Islas Baleares.

Grapevine flavescence dorée phytoplasma (EPPO A2 List): Cataluña (not found since 2004 in Alt Empordá, isolated cases remain in Baix Empordá).

Gonipterus scutellatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List): Asturias (under biological control).

Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Asturias, Cataluña, Extremadura, Navarra.

Paysandisia archon (Lepidoptera: Castniidae – EPPO A2 List): Baleares (Mallorca, Menorca), Cataluña.

Pepino mosaic virus (Potexvirus – EPPO Alert List): Cataluña, Murcia.

Pezothrips kellyanus (formerly EPPO Alert List): Cataluña (first found in 2008).

Plum pox virus (Potyvirus – EPPO A2 List): Murcia.

Ralstonia solanacearum (EPPO A2 List): Castilla y Léon (6 positive samples on ware potatoes).

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List): Baleares (Ibiza, Mallorca), Cataluña.

Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía (low impact on cotton).

Tomato spotted wilt virus (Tospovirus – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Cataluña, País Vasco, Murcia, Navarra.

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (Begomovirus – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Cataluña, Murcia.

Tomato torrado virus (EPPO Alert List): Cataluña, Murcia (low incidence).

Toxoptera citricidus (Homoptera: Aphididae - EPPO A1 List): Asturias (found on the coastal area where citrus are grown).

Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List): Andalucía, Aragón, Baleares (all islands), Cataluña, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarra, País Vasco.

Unaspis yanonensis (Hemiptera: - Diaspididae – formerly EPPO A2 List): Cataluña (first found in January 2003 in Castello d’Epuries, province of Girona, now also present in the province of Barcelona).

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. pruni (EPPO A2 List): Aragón (found for the first time in August 2008 in one commercial orchard, surveys and eradication are under way), Cataluña (2 cases, under eradication).

Xanthomonas fragariae (EPPO A2 List): Andalucía (low incidence).

Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 List): Navarra (on capsicum).


Anonymous (2009) Incidencia de plagas y enfermedades en las Comunidades Autónomas en 2008.
Phytoma-España no. 207, 14-50.
Phytoma-España no. 208, 36-62.
Phytoma-España no. 209, 44-52.
Phytoma-España no. 210, 50-55.