The Caribbean Pest Information Network

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Pest Alert System

Globalization has resulted in increased trade and movement of people. Given the new trading patterns it is necessary that a plant pest safeguarding system be in place to assist Caribbean countries in the fight against the increased pressure from pest invasion. This is the role and function of the Pest Alert System. In order to prevent and control invasive species, it is necessary to know what the problem is whether arthropod, pathogen, mollusc or weed that threatens to enter the countries of the region and cause severe economic and environmental damage.

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Most recent interceptions in the Caribbean Sub-region

  1. Raoiella indica Hirst, (Red palm mite)
  2. Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Yellow tea thrips)
  3. Athenia tumida Murray (Small hive beetle)
  4. Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Vector of citrus greening)
  5. Gynaikothrips uzeli Zimmerman (Cuban laural thrips)
  6. Melanagromyza obtusa Malloch (Pigeonpea podfly)
  7. Prodiplosis longifila Gagn (Citrus gall midge)
  8. Cyrtophora citricola Forskl (Tent spider)

Pests of Phytosanitary Significance to the Caribbean Sub-Region

Arthropods

              1. Coleoptera
              2. Diptera
              3. Hemiptera/Homoptera
              4. Hymenoptera
              5. Lepidoptera
              6. Thysanoptera
              7. Acarina

              Molluscs

              Nematodes

              Pathogens

                1. Bacteria
                2. Fungi
                3. Viruses

                Weeds