EPPO Global Database

Ficus elastica(FIUEL)

Pests

Organism Type
Thrips palmi (THRIPL) Doubtful host
* Loomans AJM, Heijboer A, Vierbergen G (1998) Host plant performances of Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), with particular reference to Ficus (Moraceae). Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Thysanoptera (Antalya, TR, 1998-04-27/05-01), 99-105.
------- Considered as a host plant.

* O'Donnell CA, Parrella MP (2005) Host suitability of selected Ficus species for Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Florida Entomologist 88(1), 97-98.
-------- Ficus spp.  are considered to be unsuitable hosts.
Anoplophora chinensis (as Ficus) (ANOLCN) Host
* Sjöman H, Östberg J & Nilsson J (2014) Review of host trees for the wood-boring pests Anoplophora glabripennis and Anoplophora chinensis: an urban forest perspective. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 40(3), 143–164.
Aonidiella citrina (as Ficus) (AONDCI) Host
Aphelenchoides besseyi (APLOBE) Host
* Marlatt RB (1966) Ficus elastica a host of Aphelenchoides besseyi in a sub-tropical climate. Plant Disease Reporter 50, 689-691.

* Marlatt RB (1975) Control of foliar nematode, Aphelenchoides besseyi, in Ficus elastica ‘Decora’. Plant Disease Reporter 59, 4.
Apriona cinerea (as Ficus) (APRICI) Host
* Singh AP, Bhandari RS, Verma TD (2004) Important insect pests of poplars in agroforestry and strategies for their management in northwestern India. Agroforestry Systems 63, 15–26.

* Singh P, Prasad G (1985) Poplar stem borer, Apriona cinerea Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) its biology, ecology and control. Indian
Forester 111(7), 517-524.
Ceroplastes ceriferus (as Ficus) (CERPCE) Host
Ceroplastes floridensis (as Ficus) (CERPFL) Host
Euplatypus parallelus (PLTPPA) Host
* Atkinson TH (online) Bark and Ambrosia Beetles. https://www.barkbeetles.info/index.php (last accessed 2021-07).
Eutetranychus orientalis (as Ficus) (EUTEOR) Host
Euwallacea fornicatus sensu stricto (as Ficus) (EUWAWH) Host
* Smith SM, Gomez DF, Beaver RA, Hulcr J, Cognato AI (2019) Reassessment of the species in the Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) complex after the rediscovery of the ‘lost’ type specimen. Insects 10, 261. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10090261
------- As host of PSHB (polyphagous shot hole borer).
Euwallacea kuroshio (as Ficus) (EUWAKU) Host
* Smith SM, Gomez DF, Beaver RA, Hulcr J, Cognato AI (2019) Reassessment of the species in the Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) complex after the rediscovery of the ‘lost’ type specimen. Insects 10, 261. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10090261
Fiorinia phantasma (as Ficus) (FIORCO) Host
Opogona sacchari (OPOGSC) Host
* Moreton BD (1974) Opogona sacchari, an important pest of Ficus elastica decora. Plant Pathology. 23 (4), 163-164. 
Opogona sacchari (as Ficus) (OPOGSC) Host
* van der Gaag DJ, van der Straten M, Ramel JM, Baufeld P , Schrader G (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Opogona sacchari. Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. 48 pp. Available at https://pra.eppo.int/pra/2823b66f-ce73-48eb-8272-082124412092.
------- intercepted in consignments of plants for planting.
Parasaissetia nigra (as Ficus) (SAISNI) Host
Ripersiella hibisci (as Ficus) (RHIOHI) 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 Ficus elastica, Ficus elastica cv Decora and Ficus elastica cv Variegata.
Xyleborus ferrugineus (XYLBFE) Host
* Aguilar-Perez H, Rodriguez-del-Bosque LA, Aguilar-Perez CH, de la Pena ND (2007) Seasonal abundance of Xyleborus ferrugineus (Coleoptera : Curculionidae) on pecan trees in northern Coahuila, Mexico. Southwestern Entomologist 32, 105-109. 
Zaprionus tuberculatus (as Ficus) (ZAPRTU) Host
Greenidea ficicola (as Ficus) (GREEFI) Major host
Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV00) Major host
* Ghotbi T (2013) Serological and molecular detection of INSV and introduction of some INSV ornamental host plants from five provinces in Iran. Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology 49 (1), 41.
------- Tested only by ELISA.
Psacothea hilaris (as Ficus) (PSACHI) Major host