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Abstract

Lessons from a major pest invasion: the polyphagous shot hole borer in South Africa.

Abstract

This paper focuses on the devastating environmental damage and great economic impact of the arrival and establishment of invasive forest pests in South Africa, such as the polyphagous shot hole borer (Euwallacea fornicatus). Information on the hosts, host range, damage and control methods applied for the management of this tree-killing pest are also presented.