EPPO Global Database

Capsicum frutescens(CPSFR)

Pests

Organism Type
Andean potato latent virus (as Solanaceae) (APLV00) Experimental
Andean potato mottle virus (as Solanaceae) (APMOV0) Experimental
Arracacha virus B oca strain (as Solanaceae) (AVBO00) Experimental
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (CORBMI) Experimental
* Yim KO, Lee HI, Kim JH, Lee SD, Cho JH, Cha JS (2012) Characterization of phenotypic variants of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis isolated from Capsicum annuum. European Journal of Plant Pathology 133, 559–575.
Peach rosette mosaic virus (as Solanaceae) (PRMV00) Experimental
Pepper golden mosaic virus (PEPGMV) Experimental
Potato black ringspot virus (as Solanaceae) (PBRSV0) Experimental
Scirtothrips aurantii (SCITAU) Experimental
* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in the Australian population of South African citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii Faure). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52, 282-289. 
------- confirmed host in laboratory experiments.
Tobacco streak ilarvirus potato strain (as Solanaceae) (TSVP00) Experimental
Aculops lycopersici (as Solanaceae) (VASALY) Host
Aleurocanthus woglumi (ALECWO) Host
* Shaw JG (1950) Hosts of the citrus blackfly in Mexico. United States Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. E-793, 3 pp.
------- As Capsicum frutescens conoides.
Aleurodicus dispersus (ALEDDI) Host
Anastrepha suspensa (ANSTSU) Host
* Swanson RW, Baranowski RM (1972) Host range and infestation by the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae), in south Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society, 271-273.
Andean potato mottle virus (APMOV0) Host
Anthonomus eugenii (as Capsicum) (ANTHEU) Host
* Acosta N, Vicente N, Abreu E, Medina-Gaud S (1987) Chemical control of Meloidogyne incognita, Rotylenchus reniformis and Anthonomus eugenii in Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens. Nematropica 17, 163-170.

* Capinera JL (2017) Pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano and Cuban pepper weevil Faustinus cubae (Boheman) ( Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae). https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in555

* Elmore JC, Davis AC, Campbell RE (1934) The pepper weevil. USDA Techical Bulletin No. 447.

* Patrock RJ, Schuster DJ (1992) Feeding, oviposition and development of the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii) on selected species of Solanaceae. Tropical Pest Management 38, 65-69.

* Seal DR, Martin CG (2016) Pepper weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) preferences for specific pepper cultivars, plant parts, fruit colors, fruit sizes, and timing. Insects 7, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects7010009
Bactrocera dorsalis (DACUDO) Host
* Goergen G, Vayssières JF, Gnanvossou D, Tindo M (2011) Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae), a new invasive fruit fly pest for the Afrotropical region: Host plant range and distribution in West and Central Africa. Environmental Entomology 40(4), 844-854.

* Syamsudin TS, Kirana R, Karjadi AK, Faizal A (2022) Characteristics of chili (Capsicum annuum L.) that are resistant and susceptible to Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) infestation. Horticulturae 8(4), 314. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8040314.
------- Large-fruited chili varieties from the species of C. annuum (large chili) are more sensitive than small-fruited chili varieties from C. annuum (curly chili) and C. frutescens (cayenne pepper) species.
Bactrocera tryoni (DACUTR) Host
* Drew RAI (1989) The tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) of the Australasian and Oceanian regions. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 26, 1-521.
Bemisia tabaci (as Solanaceae) (BEMITA) Host
Ceratitis capitata (CERTCA) Host
* De Meyer M., Copeland RS, Lux SA, Mansell M, Quilici S, Wharton R, White IM, Zenz NJ (2002) Annotated check list of host plants for Afrotropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of the genus Ceratitis. Zoologische Documentatie Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika 27, 1-91.
Ceratothripoides brunneus (CRTZBR) Host
Colletotrichum fructicola (COLLFC) Host
* EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health), Bragard C, Dehnen-Schmutz K, Di Serio F, Gonthier P, Jacques M-A, Jaques Miret JA, Justesen AF, MacLeod A, Magnusson CS, Milonas P, Navas-Cortes JA, Parnell S, Potting R, Thulke H-H, Van der Werf W, Civera AV, Yuen J, Zappala L,  Migheli Q, Vloutoglou I, Campese C, Maiorano A, Streissl F, Reignault PL (2021) Scientific Opinion on the pest categorisation of Colletotrichum fructicola. EFSA Journal 19(8), 6803, 41 pp
Dacus ciliatus (DACUCI) Host
* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ, Nakamichi KAA (2018) Host plant records of the lesser pumpkin fly, Dacus ciliatus Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0. Available online at: USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI), Edition 3.1.
Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (DIABUH) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
------- Larval host.
Elasmopalpus lignosellus (ELASLI) Host
* Sandhu HS (2010) Biology and cultural control of lesser cornstalk borer on sugarcane. PhD thesis. University of Florida. https://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/E0/04/14/72/00001/sandhu_h.pdf
Epilachna vigintioctomaculata (as Solanaceae) (EPILVI) Host
Epitrix subcrinita (EPIXSU) Host
* Clark SM,  LeDoux DG, Seeno TN,  Riley EG,  Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada.  Special Publications of the Coleopterists Society, 2, 476 pp.
------- Feeding of adults.

* Landis BJ (1948) Plants upon which tuber flea beetles and western potato flea beetles propagate. Journal of Economic Entomology 41(1), 6-10.
------- Confirmed host.
Epitrix tuberis (EPIXTU) Host
* Clark SM,  LeDoux DG, Seeno TN,  Riley EG,  Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada.  Special Publications of the Coleopterists Society, 2, 476 pp.
------- feeding of adults

* Neilson CL, Finlayson DG (1953) Notes on the biology of the tuber flea beetle, Epitrix tuberis Gentner (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the interior of British Colombia. The Canadian Entomologist 85:31-32.
------- feeding of adults
Erwinia chrysanthemi (as Capsicum) (ERWICH) Host
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (PHENHI) Host
* Chang LWH, Miller CE (1996) Pathway Risk Assessment: Pink mealybug from the Caribbean. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 61 pp.
Melanotus communis (as Capsicum) (MELNCO) Host
Meloidogyne chitwoodi (as Capsicum) (MELGCH) Host
* Santo GS, O'Bannon JH, Finley AM, Golden AM (1980) Occurrence and host range of a new root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodi) in the Pacific northwest. Plant Disease 64, 951-952.
Meloidogyne ethiopica (MELGET) Host
Meloidogyne graminicola (MELGGC) Host
* Rusinque L, Maleita C, Abrantes I, Palomares-Rius JE, Inácio ML (2021) Meloidogyne graminicola - A threat to rice production: review update on distribution, biology, identification, and management. Biology 10, 1163. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology10111163
Pepper chat fruit viroid (as Solanaceae) (PCFVD0) Host
Phthorimaea operculella (as Solanaceae) (PHTOOP) Host
Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (PHMPOM) Host
* Anonymous (1960) Index of Plant Diseases in the United States. Agriculture Handbook no 165, USDA-ARS (US) 531 pp.
Phytophthora capsici (PHYTCP) Host
Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (RALSPS) Host
* Yahiaoui N, Chéron J-J, Ravelomanantsoa S, Hamza AA., Petrousse B, Jeetah R, Jaufeerally-Fakim Y, Félicité J, Fillâtre J, Hostachy B, Guérin F, Cellier G, Prior P, Poussier S (2017) Genetic Diversity of the Ralstonia solanacearum Species Complex in the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 2139
Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RALSSO) Host
* Yahiaoui N, Chéron J-J, Ravelomanantsoa S, Hamza AA., Petrousse B, Jeetah R, Jaufeerally-Fakim Y, Félicité J, Fillâtre J, Hostachy B, Guérin F, Cellier G, Prior P, Poussier S (2017) Genetic Diversity of the Ralstonia solanacearum Species Complex in the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 2139
Spodoptera ornithogalli (as Capsicum) (PRODOR) Host
* Brito R, Specht A, Gonçalves GL, Moreira GRP, Carneiro E, Santos FL, Roque-Specht VF, Mielke OHH, Casagrande MM (2019) Spodoptera marima: a new synonym of Spodoptera ornithogalli (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), with notes on adult morphology, host plant use and genetic variation along its geographic range. Neotropical Entomology 48(3), 433-448.

* Heppner JB (2007) Lepidoptera of Florida. Part 1. Introduction and catalog. Gainesville, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, p 670.
Thaumatotibia leucotreta (as Capsicum) (ARGPLE) Host
* Fritsch E (1988) Biologische Bekämpfung des Falschen Apfelwicklers, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lep., Tortricidae), mit Granuloseviren. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie 6 (1-3), 280-283.

* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- frequently intercepted on Capsicum.
Thrips palmi (THRIPL) Host
* Kalpana Tillekaratne, Edirisinghe JP, Gunatilleke CVS, Karunaratne AIP (2011) A checklist of thrips species of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 40(2), 89-108.
Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (as Capsicum) (TOBRFV) Host
* Cambrón-Crisantos JM, Rodríguez-Mendoza J, Valencia-Luna JB, Alcasio-Rangel S, García-Ávila CJ, López-Buenfil JA and Ochoa-Martínez DL (2018) First report of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in Michoacan, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología 37(1). DOI: 10.18781/R.MEX.FIT.1810-5
Tomato chlorotic spot virus (as Capsicum) (TCSV00) Host
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV00) Host
* Parrella G, Gognalons P, Gebre-Selassie K, Vovlas C, Marchoux G (2003) An update of the host range of tomato spotted wilt virus. Journal of Plant Pathology 85(4), 227-264.
------- Confirmed host. As Capsicum frutescens var. Tabasco.
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV0) Host
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (as Capsicum) (TYLCV0) Host
Tomato zonate spot virus (as Capsicum) (TZSV00) Host
Trialeurodes abutiloneus (TRIAAB) Host
Zaprionus indianus (ZAPRIN) Host
* Balmès V, Mouttet R (2019) The drosophilid risk on imports. EPPO Bulletin, 49: 122– 126. https://doi.org/10.1111/epp.12536
------- found in fruit at import
Zeugodacus cucurbitae (DACUCU) Host
* De Meyer M, Delatte H, Mwatawala M, Quilici S, Vayssières JF, Virgilio M (2015) A review of the current knowledge on Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera, Tephritidae) in Africa, with a list of species included in Zeugodacus. ZooKeys 540, 539-557. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.540.9672
Aleurothrixus trachoides (ALTRTR) Major host
Anthonomus eugenii (ANTHEU) Major host
* Acosta N, Vicente N, Abreu E, Medina-Gaud S (1987) Chemical control of Meloidogyne incognita, Rotylenchus reniformis and Anthonomus eugenii in Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens. Nematropica 17, 163-170.

* Capinera JL (2017) Pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano and Cuban pepper weevil Faustinus cubae (Boheman) ( Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae). https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in555

* Seal DR, Martin CG (2016) Pepper weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) preferences for specific pepper cultivars, plant parts, fruit colors, fruit sizes, and timing. Insects 7, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects7010009
Bactrocera latifrons (DACULA) Major host
* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ (2016) Provisional list of suitable host plants of Bactrocera (Bactrocera) latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0. Available online at USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI). 

* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ (2013) Annotated World Bibliography of Host Fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insecta Mundi. Paper 792. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/insectamundi/792
------- Confirmed host.
Bactrocera latifrons (as Solanaceae) (DACULA) Major host
* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ (2013) Annotated World Bibliography of Host Fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insecta Mundi. Paper 792. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/insectamundi/792
------- confirmed host
'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' (LIBEPS) Major host
* Liefting LW, Weir BS, Pennycook SR & Clover GRG (2009) ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’, associated with plants in the family Solanaceae. International Journal of Systematics and Evolutionary Microbiology 59, 2274–2276.
Prodiplosis longifila (PRDILO) Major host
* Hernandez Mahecha LM, Manzano MR, Guzman YC, Buhl PN (2018) Parasitoids of Prodiplosis longifila Gagné (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and other Cecidomyiidae species in Colombia. Acta Agronómica 67(1), 184–191. https://doi.org/10.15446/acag.v67n1.62712
Thaumatotibia leucotreta (ARGPLE) Major host
* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- frequently intercepted in C. frutescens.
Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (TOLCND) Major host
Tomato mottle mosaic virus (TOMMV0) Major host
* Li YY, Wang Y, Hu J, Xiao L, Tan G, Lan P, Liu Y, Li  F (2017) The complete genome sequence, occurrence and host range of Tomato mottle mosaic virus Chinese isolate. Virology Journal 14, 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-016-0676-2
------- Affected plants show foliar chlorosis, mosaic, and necrosis (in Yunnan, China).
Alphanucleorhabdovirus tuberosum (as Solanaceae) (PYDV00) Wild/Weed
Heterodera glycines (as Solanaceae) (HETDGL) Wild/Weed
Stagonosporopsis andigena (as Solanaceae) (PHOMAN) Wild/Weed