Spread of Toxoptera citricidus in the Caribbean Islands
During a survey in the Dominican Republic Toxoptera citricidus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) had been discovered in Villa Altagracia and Constanza. The extent of the infestation in Altagracia as well as its detection in Constanza led the authors to assume that the pest has been present for some time in the Dominican Republic. Earlier T. citricidus has been also found in other parts of the Caribbean. The vector of citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected in 1991 in Martinique and Guadeloupe and in 1992 in Saint Lucia. Citrus tristeza closterovirus, however, has not been detected on these islands yet.
Etienne, J.; Aubert, B.; Leclant, F. (1992) Premier signalement de Toxoptera citricidus en Guadeloupe, Martinique, République Dominicaine et Sainte-Lucie.
FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 40, p. 162.
Leclant, F.; Etienne, J.; Aubert, B. (1992) Alerte … la tristeza en vergers d'agrumes.
Phytoma (FR) No. 440, 32-34.