EPPO Global Database

Diaphorina citri(DIAACI)

Distribution details in Tanzania

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2014
EPPO Reporting Service (2016/111) : incidentaly found near Morogoro during a survey carried out in 2014-2015 on huanglongbing and Trioza erytreae. Further surveys are needed to determine the distribution of D. citri in Tanzania, as well as on Ca. Liberibacter species present.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/166) : results of surveys conducted in 2015-2016 showed that D. citri is most prevalent in the Morogoro region, but also occurs in other sites around Dar-Es-Salaam (Bagamoyo, Dar-Es-Salaam and Mkuranga districts). Found for the first time in Zanzibar (Mahonda, Kitope and Selem Station, all on Unuguja island).
* Rwomushana I, Khamis FM, Grout TG, Mohamed SA, S├ętamou M, Borgemeister C, Heya HM, Tanga CM, Nderitu PW, Seguni ZS, Materu CL, Ekesi S (2017) Detection of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in Kenya and potential implication for the spread of Huanglongbing disease in East Africa. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-017-1502-5

* Shimwela MM, Narouei-Khandan, HA, Halbert SE, Keremane ML, Minsavage GV, Timilsina S, Massawe DP, Jones JB, van Bruggen AHC (2016) First occurrence of Diaphorina citri in East Africa, characterization of the Ca. Liberibacter species causing huanglongbing (HLB) in Tanzania, and potential further spread of D. citri and HBL in Africa and Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology 146(2), 349-368.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Kenya Present, restricted distribution view...