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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

New Publications

Visagie CM, Cruywagen EM, Duong TA. (2024) A new Paecilomyces from wooden utility poles in South Africa. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 13:163–181. 10.3114/fuse.2024.13.10
Aylward J, Wilson AM, Visagie CM, Spraker J, Barnes I, Buitendag C, Ceriani C, Del Mar Angel L, du Plessis D, Fuchs T, Gasser K, Krämer D, Li W, Munsamy K, Piso A, Price J-L, Sonnekus B, Thomas C, van der Nest A, van Dijk A, van Heerden A, van Vuuren N, Yilmaz N, Duong TA, van der Merwe NA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2024) IMA Genome – F19: A genome assembly and annotation guide to empower mycologists, including annotated draft genome sequences of Ceratocystis pirilliformis, Diaporthe australafricana, Fusarium ophioides, Paecilomyces lecythidis, and Sporothrix stenoceras. IMA Fungus 15(1):12. 10.1186/s43008-024-00142-z
Ceriani C, Wingfield MJ, Fru F, van Wyk S, Rodas C, Wingfield BD, Steenkamp ET. (2024) Clonality and limited population diversity of Fusarium circinatum in Colombia. Forest Pathology 54(3):e12864. 10.1111/efp.12864
Jami F, Duma S, Fourie G, Schoeman M. (2024) First report of Botrytis cinerea causing flower blight on macadamia in South Africa. Journal of Phytopathology 72:e13325.:1-4. 10.1111/jph.13325
Paap T, Balocchi F, Burgess TI, Bose T, Wingfield MJ. (2024) A diverse range of Phytophthora species from botanical gardens in South Africa, including the novel Clade 5 species, Phytophthora mammiformis sp. nov.. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 13:111-122. 10.3114/fuse.2024.13.05