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E. musculana is the most important pest of walnuts in the countries of its present distribution. It is first of all an important pest of walnut...

Cover for Thaumatotibia leucotreta (false codling moth)

T. leucotreta has long been known as a pest in tropical Africa but it has failed to invade other areas as yet.

Cover for Eggplant mottled dwarf virus (tomato vein yellowing virus)

EMDV does not appear to greatly affect any of the ornamentals it infects. In contrast, the virus is very severe and highly damaging to vegetable...


Raffaelea quercivora, together with ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorus as a vector, is the causal agent of Japanese oak wilt. P. quercivorus occurs...

Cover for Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm)

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a lepidopteran pest that feeds in large numbers on the leaves and stems of more than 80 plant species,...

Cover for Schinus molle (false pepper tree)

Botanical descriptions are combined from a number of sources, including Mahoney (1990) and Vogt (1996). S. molle is a tree up to 15 m tall, often...


Pear blister canker disease, first reported in France in the 1960’s, is caused by pear blister canker viroid (PBCVd). Diseases can occur in several...

Cover for Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (bacterial canker of kiwifruit)

Bacterial canker of kiwifruit, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa), is a serious threat to kiwifruit production worldwide. At least...

Cover for Psidium guajava (guava)

Shallow-rooted shrub or small tree, up to 10 m tall, branching from the base and often producing suckers. Bark smooth, green to red-brown, peeling...

Cover for Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly)

Bactrocera dorsalis is a highly invasive species. Native to Asia, Oriental fruit fly is now found in at least 65 countries, including parts of...

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