EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Virgin Islands (US)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2010
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
First found in April 2010, in key lime trees (Citrus aurantifolia) grown in an agricultural experiment station near Sainte Croix and in nearby private gardens. The psyllid vector, Diaphorina citri, was also present. Under eradication.

According to USDA (2020), it now occurs throughout the US Virgin Islands.
* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2010-05-19) Confirmation of Citrus Greening (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) in the Virgin Islands. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=430

* Stocks SD (2014) More Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and citrus greening updates. NPDN - First Detector Network News 9(3), p 3.
------- Quarantine areas include the entire territory fo the US Virgin Islands.

* USDA. Citrus greening. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/plant-pest-and-disease-programs/pests-and-diseases/citrus/citrus-greening
------- Widespread.