EPPO Global Database

Opuntia ficus-indica(OPUFI)


Organism Type
Bactrocera dorsalis (DACUDO) Host
* Liquido NJ, McQuate GT, Birnbaum AL, Hanlin MA, Nakamichi KA, Inskeep JR, Ching AJF, Marnell SA, Kurashima RS (2019) A review of recorded host plants of oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 3.1. Available online at: USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI), Edition 4.0.
Bactrocera tryoni (DACUTR) Host
* Hancock D, Hamacek EL, Lloyd AC, Elson-Harris MM (2000) The distribution and host plants of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Australia. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 75 pp.
Ceratitis capitata (CERTCA) Host
* Liquido NJ, Cunnigham RT, Nakagawa S (1990) Host plants of Mediterranean fruit fly on the island of Hawaii (1949-1985 survey). Journal of Economic Entomology 83(5),  1863-1878,
Erwinia chrysanthemi (as Opuntia) (ERWICH) Host
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (as Opuntia) (PHENHI) Host
* Chang LWH, Miller CE (1996) Pathway Risk Assessment: Pink mealybug from the Caribbean. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 61 pp.
Margarodes vitis (as Cactaceae) (MARGVI) Host
* Giliomee J, de Klerk C & Watson GW (2022) 3.3.4 Margarodes spp. In: Encyclopedia of Scale Insect Pests (Eds Kondo T & Watson GW), pp. 69-73. CAB International, Wallingford (UK).
Opogona sacchari (as Cactaceae) (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.
Phenacoccus solenopsis (PHENSO) Host
* El Aalaoui M, Sbaghi M (2022) Life cycle and population growth parameter analysis of the mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis on three new host plants. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 16(5), 437-448.
------- as Opuntia megacantha.
Spodoptera ornithogalli (as Cactaceae) (PRODOR) Host
* Brito R, Specht A, Gonçalves GL, Moreira GRP, Carneiro E, Santos FL, Roque-Specht VF, Mielke OHH, Casagrande MM (2019) Spodoptera marima: a new synonym of Spodoptera ornithogalli (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), with notes on adult morphology, host plant use and genetic variation along its geographic range. Neotropical Entomology 48(3), 433-448.

* Hunt J (1957) List of intercepted plant pests, 1956. USDA, ARS, Plant Quarantine Division. Washington, USDA, p 63,
Squash leaf curl virus (as Opuntia) (SLCV00) Host
* Fontenele RS, Bhaskara A, Cobb IN, Majure LC, Salywon AM, Avalos-Calleros JA, Argüello-Astorga GR, Schmidlin K, Roumagnac P, Ribeiro SG, Kraberger S (2021) Identification of the begomoviruses squash leaf curl virus and watermelon chlorotic stunt virus in various plant samples in North America. Viruses 13(5), 810. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13050810
------- including Opuntia andersoni, O. arenaria, O. atrispina, O. aureispina, O. bravoana, O. chaffeyi, O. guatemalensis, O. karwinskiana, O. puberula
Thaumatotibia leucotreta (ARGPLE) Host
* Kirkman W & Moore S (2007) A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in the Eastern Cape. SA Fruit Journal (apr/may): 33-38.
Cactoblastis cactorum (CACTCA) Major host