Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Following its introduction into Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, T. absoluta has already caused extensive economic damage. The impact of...
A. grandis is the most costly insect pest of US cotton. Based on trials from 1945 to 1980, Schwartz (1983) calculated that the potential loss due to...
Bactrocera dorsalis is a highly invasive species. Native to Asia, Oriental fruit fly is now found in at least 65 countries, including parts of...
Xylella fastidiosa has a wide plant host range and spectrum of insect species capable of serving as vectors which should increase the...
The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a lepidopteran pest that feeds in large numbers on the leaves, stems and reproductive parts of more than...
Ratoon stunting disease is widely regarded as causing greater economic loss to the cane sugar industries throughout the world than any other disease...
Phytoplasmas are wall-less, phloem-limited unculturable bacteria that are naturally spread by sap-sucking insects. ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma...
The Asian form of Huanglongbing is considered very invasive due to the cryptic nature of the disease and its ability to be transported either in...
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease of pigs, first described in Kenya by Montgomery (1921). It is caused by a large DNA virus...
Rattus tanezumi, morphologically indistiguishable from R. rattus, is considered native from Afghanistan to China, including Indochina. It is now...

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