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EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/163

First report of Phyllocnistis citrella in Florida (US)

The citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, has been reported for the first time in Florida (US), in 1993-05. Its impact on citrus crops is still unknown but this pest, originating from Asia, represents a very serious threat for citrus orchards and nurseries in Florida. Insecticide treatments with imidacloprid will be applied. This is apparently the first report of Phyllocnistis citrella in the New World.


Anonymous (1994) Leafminer threatens Florida Citrus.
NAPPO Newsletter, 14 (1), p 10.