EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/119

First report of Diaphorina citri in Baja California (MX)

In June 2008, during surveys carried out in the northern part of Mexico on Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Aphalaridae) and huanglongbing (both EPPO A1 List), the presence of D. citri was detected for the first time in the state of Baja California. It must be noted that huanglongbing is not known to occur in Mexico. D. citri was observed on orange trees (Citrus sinensis) in 2 localities situated in the urban area of Tijuana, Baja California. Phytosanitary measures are currently being implemented to prevent any further spread of the pest. The presence of D. citri had been reported for the first time in Mexico in 2004 at 1 locality in the state of Queretaro (EPPO RS 2004/104).
The situation of Diaphorina citri in Mexico can be described as follows: Present, first recorded in 2004, isolated finds in the states of Baja California and Queretaro, under official control.


NAPPO Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. Mexico (2008-06-26). [Detection of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Tijuana, Baja California, México] (in Spanish). http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=322