EPPO Global Database

Unaspis citri(UNASCI)

Distribution details in Malta

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Absent, unreliable record
Comments
Reported in a FAO consultants' report in 1994.
Mifsud et al. (2014) carried out extensive field surveys in the Maltese Archipelago and did not find any evidence of U. citri. In addition, there appears to be no slide‐mounted material deposited in museum collections to support the report of U. citri being present in Malta.
References
* EFSA Panel on Plant Health (PLH), Jeger M, Bragard C, Caffier D, Candresse T, Chatzivassiliou E, Dehnen‐Schmutz K, Gilioli G, Grégoire J‐C, Jaques Miret JA, Navarro MN, Niere B, Parnell S, Potting R, Rafoss T, Rossi V, Urek G, Van Bruggen A, Van der Werf W, West J, Winter S, Gardi C and MacLeod A (2018). Scientific Opinion on the pest categorisation of Unaspis citri. EFSA Journal 2018;16(3):5187, 26 pp. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5187

* Mifsud D, Mazzeo G, Russo A and Watson GW (2014) The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago. Zootaxa, 3866, 499–525.