EPPO Global Database

Aulacaspis yasumatsui(AULSYA)

Distribution details in Costa Rica

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2004
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some areas (2015-07)
Several countries have intercepted plants infested by A. yasumatsui from Costa Rica, but the occurrence of this insect in Costa Rica needs to be confirmed (Germain & Hodges 2007).

From NPPO (IPPC website 2008, revised in 2015): officially confirms the presence of A. yasumatsui. The pest was first observed in 2004 in the region of Tigra de San Carlos. In 2006, it was also found in Guacima de Pococi, Pocora and Moravia in commercial plantations and gardens.
* Germain JF, Hodges GS (2007) First report of Aulacaspis yasumatsui (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Africa (Ivory coast), and update on distribution. Florida Entomologist 94(4), 755-756.

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Costa Rica. Escama asiática de las Cycas (CRI-01/8 of 2015-07-29).