EPPO Global Database

Octodonta nipae(OCTDNI)

Distribution details in Cyprus

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2009
Eradication in: 2011
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/031) : found in December 2009 in 10 palm trees (Syagrus romanzoffiana) at the warehouses and garden centre of an importer in Limassol district. All infested plants were destroyed, as the pest was no longer found it is considered eradicated.
* NPPO of Cyprus (2010-01).

* Vassiliou VA, Kazantzis E, Melifronidou-Pantelidou A (2011) First report of the nipa palm hispid Octodonta nipae on queen palms in Cyprus. Phytoparasitica 39(1), 51-54.