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Detection of Dialeurodes citri in New Caledonia

Publication Date
Mon, 03 Apr 2023, 05:17
Last Updated
April 3, 2023, 5:20 a.m.
Report Number
New Caledonia
Report Status
Main : Citrus sp Secondary : Ficus, Prunus, Coffea spp, Allamanda spp, Camellia, Diospyros, Gardenia jasminoides, Punica granatum, Pyrus, Ricinus, Syzygium spp, Jasminium spp, etc.
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: widely distributed
Geographical Distribution
New Caledonia

Dialeurodes citri was first identified in New Caledonia in Noumea in the South province in February 2023 on a lemon tree in a residential area. Since this detection, prospections have been conducted in order to confirm the presence of this pest and to assess its distribution mainly in nurseries and in citrus orchards in New Caledonia. Ongoing investigations even if it seems to be present in several country areas.

At the moment no major damage has been noted on citrus production. Indeed many parasitoids and beneficials installed in New Caledonia are listed.
Contact for info
Aurélie CHAN, Direction des Affaires vétérinaires, Alimentaires et Rurales (DAVAR) Service d’Inspection Vétérinaire, Alimentaire et Phytosanitaire (SIVAP), BP M2 - 98849 Nouméa, New Caledonia, [email protected] / [email protected]
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