EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/161

EPPO Distribution Lists for Diaphorina citri and Trioza erytreae

Due to the new record of Diaphorina citri in Vietnam and information provided by Uruguay and Paraguay, its geographical distribution can be modified as follows.

EPPO Distribution List: Diaphorina citri

EPPO region: Absent.

Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh (unconfirmed), China (Guangdong), Hong Kong, India (unconfirmed), Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu islands only), Kampuchea, Lao, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Africa: Mauritius, R‚union.

South America: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay (few reports).

The EPPO secretariat, checking the sources of its distribution list for Trioza erytreae finds that CIE map no. 234 (of 1967) gives a record in "Congo (Kinshasa)". This is now Zaire, not Congo. The record in Congo previously given by EPPO is a mistake.

EPPO Distribution List: Trioza erytreae

EPPO region: Absent.

Asia: Saudi Arabia, Yemen.

Africa: Cameroon (south), Comoros, Ethiopia (Eritrea), Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, R‚union, Rwanda, South Africa, St. Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire (east), Zambia, Zimbabwe. The record in Congo given in Quarantine Pests for Europe is a mistake, arising from confusion with Zaire (the record going back to the colonial period).

Note that D. citri occurs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Myanmar, Singapore and Sri Lanka where citrus greening bacterium has not been recorded, while T. erytreae is found in Cameroon, Malawi, Rwanda, St. Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire and Zambia where the disease has not been reported. Both insect vectors occur together in Mauritius, R‚union and Saudi Arabia.

These distribution lists replace all previous published EPPO Distribution Lists on Diaphorina citri and Trioza erytreae!


EPPO Secretariat, 1994-07.