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Insect name Causal agent
Ambrosia beetles Xyleborus spp.
Xyleborinus spp.
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Black pine aphid Cinara cronartii more info
Bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus more info
Brown lappet moth Pachypasa capensis more info
Catamonus weevil Catamonus sp. more info
Cossid moth Coryphodema tristis more info
Cutworms Agrotis spp. more info
Deodar weevil Pissodes nemorensis more info
Eucalyptus tortoise beetle Trachymela tincticollis more info
Eucalyptus gall wasp Leptocybe invasa more info
Eucalyptus longhorn beetle Phorocantha recurva and semipunctata more info
Eucalyptus weevil Gonipterus scutellatus more info
Grasshoppers and crickets Various species more info
Green bronze beetle Colasposoma spp. more info
Grey weevil Ellimenistes laesicollis more info
Lesser wattle chafer Monochelus calcaratus more info
Mediterranean pine engraver beetle Orthotomicus erosus more info
Pine bark beetle Hylastes angustatus more info
Pine brown tail moth Euproctis terminalis more info
Pine emperor moth Imbrasia cytherea more info
Pine looper Cleora herbuloti more info
Pine woolly aphid Pineus boerneri more info
Poplar emperor moth Pseudobunea irius more info
Red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei more info
Red-haired pine bark beetle Hylurgus ligniperda more info
Sirex woodwasp Sirex noctilio more info
Termites Various species more info
Wattle bagworm Chaliopsis junodi more info
Wattle chafer Hypopholis sommerii more info
Wattle emperor moth Gynanisa maia more info
Wattle mired Lygidolon laevigatum more info
Wattle semi-looper Achaea lienardi more info
Whitegrubs Various species of Scarab beetle larvae more info

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Human ZR, Crous CJ, Roets F, Venter SN, Wingfield MJ, de Beer ZW. (2017) Biodiversity and ecology of flower-associated actinomycetes in different flowering stages of Protea repens. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-017-0942-3
Wingfield BD. (2017) The peer review system has flaws. But it’s still a barrier to bad science. The Conversation http://bit.ly/2holsgS
McTaggart AR, Beasley DR, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR, Pretorius ZA, Drenth A, Shivas RG, Roux J. (2017) A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa. MycoKeys 26:77-83. 10.3897/mycokeys.26.14602
De Maayer P, Aliyu H, Vikram S, Blom J, Duffy B, Cowan DA, Smits THM, Venter SN, Coutinho TA. (2017) Phylogenomic, pan-genomic, pathogenomic and evolutionary genomic insights into the agronomically relevant enterobacteria Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea stewartii. Frontiers in Microbiology 8(1755) 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01755
Jami F, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M, Slippers B. (2017) Diversity of tree-infecting Botryosphaeriales on native and non-native trees in South Africa and Namibia. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0516-x