EPPO Global Database

Anthonomus grandis grandis(ANTHGR)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1992: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1898
From CABI Pest map 012 (1993): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
Probably spread into USA via Mexico (Burke et al.). First recorded in south-western Texas in 1898. Spread to all cotton-growing areas.

According to EPPO Reporting Service 501/02, successful eradication programmes in California, North Carolina and Virginia. Programmes extended to Arizona, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

A.g. grandis occurs (or has occurred) in SE USA: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina (eradicated), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (eradicated).

A.g. thurberiae occurs (or has occurred)in SW USA: southern and western Arizona, eastern California (eradicated).

According to leaflet from the US NPPO dated 1996 (with slight modification in 2000), A. grandis is present in large areas of unregulated infestation only in New Mexico and Texas. Infested areas in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are under active eradication, though a small infested area remains in Arkansas (and also adjoining it in Missouri). A. grandis has been eradicated in California, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. See also EPPO Reporting Service (2001/014)
* National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) web site


* Pencoe, N. L.; Phillips, J. R. (1987) Journal of Entomological Science Supplement, 30-51.
------- Includes a historical review of spread into the USA from Mexico between 1892 and 1933.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, widespread view...