Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Acacia
(wattles)

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Acacia (wattles)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acacia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • wattles
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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    Oxfordshire
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acacia Mill.

Preferred Common Name

  • wattles

Other Scientific Names

  • Racosperma

International Common Names

  • English: mimosa; Wattle

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Akazie; Schotendorn

EPPO code

  • ACASS (Acacia sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Mimosoideae
  •                                 Genus: Acacia

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Adoretus versutus (rose beetle); Biston suppressaria (tea looper); Cacoecimorpha pronubana (carnation tortrix); Caloclytus sp.; Cryptophlebia ombrodelta (macadamia nut borer); Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (grey pineapple mealybug); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Homona coffearia (tea tortrix); Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale); Icerya seychellarum (Seychelles scale); Paropsis charybdis (eucalyptus tortoise beetle); Schistocerca gregaria (desert locust); Scirtothrips inermis; Stauropus alternus (lobster caterpillar); Teia anartoides (painted apple moth); Uromycladium tepperianum (rust: Acacia spp.)

Minor host of:

Aleurodicus dispersus (whitefly); Armillaria mellea (armillaria root rot); Armillaria tabescens (armillaria root rot); Ceroplastes destructor (white wax scale); Chrysomphalus dictyospermi (dictyospermum scale); Coccus hesperidum (brown soft scale); Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San José scale); Digitaria abyssinica (East African couchgrass); Ectropis bhurmitra (tea twig caterpillar); Ephestia kuehniella (Mediterranean flour moth); Erythricium salmonicolor (pink disease); Ganoderma lucidum (basal stem rot: Hevea spp.); Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus (spiral nematode); Holotrichia disparilis (white grub); Icerya samaraia (steatococcus scale); Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Oxyrachis tarandus; Pantomorus cervinus (Fuller's rose beetle); Phenacoccus madeirensis (Madeira mealybug); Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale); Planococcus kenyae (coffee mealybug); Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Rosellinia necatrix (dematophora root rot)

Wild host of:

Aleurodicus destructor (coconut whitefly); Aonidiella citrina (yellow scale); Aonidiella orientalis (oriental yellow scale); Apate monachus (black borer); Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale); Hippotion celerio (taro hawkmoth); Indarbela quadrinotata (bark eating caterpillar); Mundulla yellows (Mundulla Yellows dieback); Paracoccus marginatus (papaya mealybug); Phyllophaga (white grubs); Scirtothrips aurantii (South African citrus thrips); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Xyleborus dispar (pear blight beetle)

Associated with (not a host):

Theba pisana (white garden snail)

Host of (source - data mining):

Acizzia uncatoides; Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth); Hyles livornica; Megaplatypus mutatus; Parthenolecanium persicae (peach scale); Prionoplus reticularis; Spilonota macropetana; Stator limbatus; Stromatium fulvum; Xyleborus lecontei