The Pest Information Management Systems (PIMS) is an online database of pests and diseases affecting food crops grown and traded across borders. PIMS is the first of its kind in across Africa and has been developed through the support of the East African Trade and Investment Hub (EATHUB), a USAID program.

Country Pest List

Scientific NameCommon NameCountryDescription
delete duplicategarden spurgeKenya seed
Scutellonema brachyurus Steiner (1938) Andrassy, 1958 Kenyasurvives in dry soil by anhydrobiosis infected bulbs, corms, seedlings, roots, pathway vectors
Cadra cautella Walkerdried currant mothKenyaThe almond moth thrives best in warm, humid environments. The ideal temperature range for development is 30-32 degrees Celsius (86-90 degrees Fahrenheit), and the ideal humidity range is 70-80% plant trade and pathway vectors
Spodoptera exempta Walkerblack armywormKenya temperature and larval density, development rates are influenced by food-plant type and quality, sex and the effects of parasitism. The larval period lasts from 11-24 days (21 days in typical outbreak conditions). Pupal periods range from 7-12 days (typically 10 days in outbreaks). The temperature threshold for larval and pupal development is 13-14°C. The larval period of females is longer, and the pupal stage shorter, than for males and, as a result, the peak of female emergence during outbreaks is usually one night earlier than that of males individuals migrate (fly) from their site of emergence. Their flight is facilitated by wind
Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank)cereal miteKenyarequire an average temperature of about 32?C and a relative humidity as high as 100% for development
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