EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/183

EPPO Distribution List: Toxoptera citricidus

Due to the new records of Toxoptera citricidus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) in Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico the distribution list of this pest looks as follows:

EPPO Distribution List: Toxoptera citricidus

T. citricidus occurs predominantly in humid tropical regions and presumably originated in south-east Asia and spread on citrus plants to other tropical areas. It has also spread to areas of Mediterranean climate (Australia, South Africa, Chile).

EPPO region: Absent (supposed records from Cyprus, Italy, Malta and Spain refer to T. aurantii).
Asia: Widespread in south-east Asia; China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea Dem. People Republic, Korea Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan.
Africa: Widespread south of the Sahara; Congo, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
North America: USA (Hawaii only).
Central America and Caribbean: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago only. Note that the first edition of the EPPO data sheet on T. citricidus (OEPP/EPPO, 1980) erroneously gave it as widespread in the Caribbean except Trinidad.
South America: Widespread; Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Oceania: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Western, Australia, Tasmania),  Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand (North Island).

This distribution list replaces all previous published EPPO Distribution Lists on Toxoptera citricidus!


EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1993-10)