Invasive Species Compendium

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Encarsia citrina



Encarsia citrina


  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Encarsia citrina
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Encarsia citrina Craw

Other Scientific Names

  • Aspidiotiphagus australiensis Gir.
  • Aspidiotiphagus citrinus Craw
  • Aspidiotiphagus schoeversi
  • Coccophagus citrinus
  • Encarsia australiensis

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Schildlauszehrwespe, Austern-

EPPO code

  • ASPTCI (Encarsia citrina)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Aphelinidae
  •                             Genus: Encarsia
  •                                 Species: Encarsia citrina

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


AlgeriaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
EgyptPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
GhanaPresentCABI (Undated a)
RéunionPresentCABI (Undated a)
São Tomé and PríncipePresentCABI (Undated a)
South AfricaPresentCABI (Undated a)


ChinaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-GuangdongPresentCABI (Undated a)
GeorgiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
Hong KongPresentCABI (Undated a)
IndiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
IndonesiaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain; Original citation: Bali
JapanPresentCABI (Undated a)
-KyushuPresentCABI (Undated a)
Saudi ArabiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
TaiwanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
TurkeyPresentCABI (Undated a)


AustriaPresentCABI (Undated a)
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
FrancePresentCABI (Undated a)
GreecePresentCABI (Undated a)
-CretePresentCABI (Undated a)
ItalyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-SicilyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PortugalPresentCABI (Undated a)
Serbia and MontenegroPresentCABI (Undated a)
SpainPresentCABI (Undated a)

North America

BarbadosPresentSchotman (1989)
BermudaPresentSchotman (1989)
JamaicaPresentNativeCABI (Undated a)
MexicoPresentPeralta-Gamas et al. (2010)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentSchotman (1989)
United StatesPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established
-ConnecticutPresentCABI (Undated a)
-GeorgiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-HawaiiPresentCABI (Undated a)


AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-QueenslandPresentCABI (Undated a)
Cook IslandsPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
FijiPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
New ZealandPresentCABI (Undated a)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI (Undated a)
BrazilPresentGreathead (Undated)
ChilePresentCABI (Undated a)
PeruPresentCABI (Undated a)

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