EPPO Global Database

Raoiella indica(RAOIIN)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2007
EPPO Reporting Service (2008/004) : R. indica was detected for the first time in the USA in Florida, in December 2007. It was found on a coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) at a medical facility in Palm Beach Gardens.
* Duncan RE, Carrillo D & Peña JE (2010) Population dynamics of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), in Florida, USA. In: XIII international congress of acarology, Recife, Brazil, Abstract book, p 74. http://acarology.org/ica/ica2010/docs/0910_15_abstractBookCapa.pdf

- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (US). Press Release of 2007-12-05. Red palm mite infestation identified in palm gardens. http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2007/12052007_2.html
- NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports (2007-12-14) Detections of Red Palm Mite (Raoiella indica) in Palm Beach County, Florida - United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=302
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, widespread view...