EPPO Global Database

Aleurocanthus spiniferus(ALECSN)

Distribution details in Croatia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2012
Eradication in: 2016
Pest status declared by NPPO: present only in some parts of the Member State concerned under containment, in case eradication is impossible (2019-10)
From NPPO (2008): faunistic studies carried out from 2005 to 2007 on citrus whiteflies, showed that A. spiniferus does not occur in Croatia.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/047) : first found in 2012 in 1 garden centre in Split, under eradication.

Official surveys conducted in 2015 and 2016 confirmed the absence of the pest.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/192) : in September 2018, an outbreak was found in Vitaljina (Dubrovnik-Neretva county) in a small mandarin orchard.

From NPPO (2019): severe outbreak found in September 2019 in Jelsa (Split Dalmatia County). Official measures are taken to contain the pest as eradication does not seem to be possible.
* NPPO of Croatia (2008-12, 2017-03, 2018-10, 2019-10).

* Šimala M, Masten Milek T (2013) First record of the orange spiny whitefly, Aleurocanthus spiniferus Quaintance, 1903 (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), in Croatia. Poster presented at the Conference ‘Zbornik Predavanj in Referatov, 11. Slovenskega Posvetovanja o Varstvu Rastlin Z Mednarodno Udelezbo (Bled, SI, 2013-03-0/06) http://dvrs.bf.uni-lj.si/spvr/2013/60Simala.pdf

* Šimala M, Masten Milek T, Pintar M (2015) The whitefly species (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) with dark puparium and pupal case recorded in Croatia. Natura Croatica 24(1), 111-125.

* Šimala M, Pintar M, Masten Milek T, Markotic V (2017) Results of a two year survey (2015-2016) of quarantine whitefly species from genus Aleurocanthus Quaintance & Baker in Croatia. Paper presented at the 13th Slovenian Conference on Plant Protection (SI, March 2017) (in press)
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Montenegro Present, restricted distribution view...