EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/074

Toxoptera citricidus does not occur in Chile

The presence of Toxoptera citricidus (Hemiptera: Aphididae – EPPO A1 List) in Chile has been debated for a long time. A meticulous literature survey has recently been conducted and concluded that T. citricidus does not occur in Chile. This study could demonstrate that previous records were never based on first-hand information or observations made in Chile, but referred to old (and now abandoned) taxonomic interpretation which has been erroneously repeated in subsequent publications and databases.
The situation of Toxoptera citricidus in Chile can be described as follows: Absent, invalid record.


Nieto Nafría JM, Fuentes-Contreras E, Pérez Hidalgo N (2015) Aphis (Toxoptera) citricidus (Kirkaldy) [Hemiptera: Aphididae] and Chile. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 45(1), 99-102.