EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/15

Toxoptera citricida and citrus tristeza closterovirus present in Costa Rica

A survey was carried out in Costa Rica to determine if citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 organism) and Toxoptera citricida (EPPO A1 pest) its vector are present in the country.
272 samples from 14 citrus plantations were analysed and citrus tristeza closterovirus was found mainly from plantations in the Alajuela Province. T. citricida had been found on samples from the Limon Province.


Lastra, R.; Leandro, G.; Meneses, R.  (1990) Diagnosis of citrus tristeza virus and its vector in Costa Rica. (in Spanish)
Turrialba 40, 235-237.