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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 gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli  
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
Shell lerp Psyllid Spondyliaspis sp.  
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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Phasha MM, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Fourie G, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Architecture and distribution of introns in core genes of four Fusarium species. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 7(11):3809-3820. 10.1534/g3.117.300344
Chen SF, Liu QL, Li GQ, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Quambalaria species associated with eucalypt diseases in southern China. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 10.15302/J-FASE-2017173 PDF
Nel WJ, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW. (2017) A new genus and species for the globally important, multi-host root pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12803
Aylward J, Wingfield BD, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Contrasting carbon metabolism in saprotrophic and pathogenic Microascalean fungi from Protea trees. Fungal Ecology 30:88-100. 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.09.002
Wingfield BD. (2017) South Africa can’t afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/south-africa-cant-afford-to-see-its-universities-pitch-over-the-precipic PDF