EPPO Global Database

Aphis citricidus(TOXOCI)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2007: Present, widespread
From CABI Pest map 132 (1998): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (1996/24) : a single infested orange tree found in November 1995. Under intense surveillance, after insecticide treatment.

EPPO Reporting Service (1999/141) : also east central Florida, in Volusia county.

According to Halbert et al. (2007) it has colonized most of the citrus-growing areas of Florida.
* Anonymous (1996) Brown citrus aphid invades Florida. NAPPO Newsletter, 16 (1), p 2.

* Halbert SE, Brown LG (1996) Toxoptera citricida (Kirkaldy), Brown citrus aphid - identification, biology and management strategies. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville. Entomology Circular no. 374, 6 pp.

* Halbert SE, Niblett CL, Manjunath KL, Lee RF, Brown LG (2000) Establishment of two new vectors of citrus pathogens in Florida. Proceedings of the International Society of Citriculture IX Congress, 1016-1017.

* Halbert SE, Genc H, Cevik B, Brown LG, Rosales IM, Manjunath KL, Pomerinke M, Davison DA, Lee RF, Niblett CL (2007) Distribution and characterization of Citrus tristeza virus in South Florida following establishment of Toxoptera citricida. Plant Disease 88(9), 935-941.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...