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EFSA Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Prays citri for French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique


This document presents the opinion of the Panel on Plant Health on the full

 pest risk assessment conducted by France on Prays citri with French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique considered as endangered area. 

P. citri Millière (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), the citrus flower moth, is usually found on Citrus. In addition, it has been reported to attack other Rutaceae and species of Sapotaceae (Manilkara zapota, Casimiroa edulis) and Oleaceae (Ligustrum lucidum). Damage may vary depending on the citrus crop attacked. Its major host is Citrus aurantiifolia (lime), 

but important damage can be inflicted also to Citrus limon (lemon) and occasionally to other citrus fruits, including sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). The larva feeds both internally and externally on flowers, flower buds and fruits; it will occasionally also feed on leaves and young shoots.  


  • Prays citri


  • Casimiroa edulis
  • Citrus
  • Ligustrum lucidum
  • Manilkara zapota
  • Rutaceae


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PRA Area

  • EU
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden