EPPO Global Database

Icerya purchasi(ICERPU)

Distribution details in Malta

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1999: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1900s
From CABI Pest map 051 (1971): Present, no details
Confirmed by survey, according to FAO consultants' report in 1994.
* FAO (1994).

* Mifsud D, Watson GW (1999) Introduced sap-feeding insect pests of crop plants in the Maltese Islands. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 3(1), 29-34.
------- Introduced in 1907/08, controlled by Rodolia cardinalis.