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

New Publications

Abate BA, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Malan AP, Hurley BP. (2018) Diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes and their symbiotic bacteria in South African plantations and indigenous forests. Nematology 10.1163/15685411-00003144
Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Blom J, Venter SN. (2018) Genome-based characterization of biological processes that differentiate closely related bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:113. 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00113 PDF
Paap T, de Beer ZW, Migliorini D, Nel W, Wingfield MJ. (2018) The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) and its fungal symbiont Fusarium euwallaceae: a new invasion in South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-018-0545-0 PDF
Van den Berg N, Christie JB, Engelbrecht J, Aveling TAS. (2018) Callose and β-1,3-glucanase inhibit Phytophthora cinnamomi in a resistant avocado rootstock. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12819
Wilken PM, Steenkamp ET, Van der Nest MA, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield BD. (2018) Unexpected placement of the MAT1-1-2 gene in the MAT1-2 idiomorph of Thielaviopsis. Fungal Genetics and Biology 10.1016/j.fgb.2018.01.007