Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide







  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Eucalyptus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Eucalyptus L'Her.

Other Scientific Names

  • Corymbia K. D. Hill & L. A. S. Johnson

International Common Names

  • Spanish: eucaliptos
  • French: eucalyptes

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Eukalyptusbaum; Fieberbaum

EPPO code

  • EUCSS (Eucalyptus sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Myrtales
  •                         Family: Lithomyrtus
  •                             Genus: Eucalyptus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


KenyaPresentIntroducedInvasiveFirst reported: 1939-45
South AfricaPresent


-Himachal PradeshPresent



North America

United StatesPresent


-New South WalesPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent

South America

-Minas GeraisPresent
-Santa CatarinaPresent
-Sao PauloPresent


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IPPC-Secretariat, 2005. Identification of risks and management of invasive alien species using the IPPC framework. Proceedings of the workshop on invasive alien species and the International Plant Protection Convention, 22-26 September 2003. xii + 301 pp.

Distribution References

Arriel D A A, Fonseca N R, Guimarães L M S, Hermenegildo P S, Mafia R G, Borges Júnior N, Souza H P de, Alfenas A C, 2014. Wilt and die-back of Eucalyptus spp. caused by Erwinia psidii in Brazil. Forest Pathology. 44 (4), 255-265. DOI:10.1111/efp.12087

Arruda F V de, Pesquero M A, Pesquero M F, Santos J D dos, 2020. Survey of leaf-cutting ant species in native vegetation and monocultures in the state of Goiás, Brazil. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Ciências Naturais. 15 (1), 237-241. DOI:10.46357/bcnaturais.v15i1.237

Barbar Z, 2018. New mite records (Acari: Mesostigmata, Trombidiformes) from soil and vegetation of some Syrian citrus agrosystems. Acarologia. 58 (4), 919-927.

Burks R A, Mottern J L, Waterworth R, Paine T D, 2015. First report of the Eucalyptus gall wasp, Ophelimus maskelli (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an invasive pest on Eucalyptus, from the Western Hemisphere. Zootaxa. 3926 (3), 448-450. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.3926.3.10

Bush S J, Slippers B, Neser S, Harney M, Dittrich-Schröder G, Hurley B P, 2016. Six recently recorded Australian insects associated with Eucalyptus in South Africa. African Entomology. 24 (2), 539-544. DOI:10.4001/003.024.0539

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CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Chungu D, Shakacite O, Chama H, Chungu B C, Mbindo K, Mulongwe L, 2017. First record of the red gum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), in Zambia. African Journal of Ecology. 55 (3), 380-382. DOI:10.1111/aje.12353

Constantino R, 2002. The pest termites of South America: taxonomy, distribution and status. Journal of Applied Entomology. 126 (7/8), 355-365. DOI:10.1046/j.1439-0418.2002.00670.x

Crow W T, 2005. Diagnosis of Trichodorus obtusus and Paratrichodorus minor on turfgrasses in the Southeastern United States. Plant Health Progress. 1-7.

Dunne C P, Glen M, Tommerup I C, Shearer B L, Hardy G E S J, 2002. Sequence variation in the rDNA ITS of Australian Armillaria species and intra-specific variation in A. luteobubalina. Australasian Plant Pathology. 31 (3), 241-251. DOI:10.1071/AP02015

Elimem M, Chermiti B, 2014. The gum tree thrips, Thrips australis: description, geographical distribution and host plants in Tunisia. Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection. 9 (2), 163-169.

Frasconi C, Rossi E, Antonelli R, Loni A, 2013. First record of the red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Tuscany (Italy). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 43 (1), 167-168. DOI:10.1111/epp.12014

Hoddle M S, Triapitsyn S V, Morgan D J W, 2003. Distribution and plant association records for Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 86 (1), 89-91. DOI:10.1653/0015-4040(2003)086[0089:DAPARF]2.0.CO;2

Inghilesi A F, Cervo R, Pennacchio F, Roversi P F, Tricarico E, Mazza G, 2013. Alien insects on Eucalytpus spp.: an Australian biocenosis in Tuscany. Redia. 21-26.

IPPC-Secretariat, 2005. Identification of risks and management of invasive alien species using the IPPC framework. Proceedings of the workshop on invasive alien species and the International Plant Protection Convention, 22-26 September 2003. In: Identification of risks and management of invasive alien species using the IPPC framework. Proceedings of the workshop on invasive alien species and the International Plant Protection Convention, 22-26 September 2003 [Identification of risks and management of invasive alien species using the IPPC framework. Proceedings of the workshop on invasive alien species and the International Plant Protection Convention, 22-26 September 2003.], Rome & Braunschweig, Italy & Germany: FAO. xii + 301 pp.

Kaomud Tyagi, Vikas Kumar, 2014. New records of thrips (Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae) from Himachal Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. 114 (4), 591-598.

Li J, Zhang Y, Xu K C, Yang J Y, Han Y H, Sun Y X, Huang Q, 2014. First report of wilt of Eucalyptus caused by Ceratocystis fimbriata in China. Plant Disease. 98 (12), 1744. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-06-14-0580-PDN

Liebsch D, Mikich S B, 2015. First record of Eucalyptus spp. bark-stripping by Brown-capuchin monkeys (Sapajus nigritus, primates: Cebidae). Ciência Florestal. 25 (2), 501-505.

Lushaj B M, Woodward S, Keča N, Intini M, 2010. Distribution, ecology and host range of Armillaria species in Albania. Forest Pathology. 40 (6), 485-499. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0329.2009.00624.x

Mamle A M, Jolanda R, 2015. Diseases of plantation forestry trees in southern Ghana. International Journal of Phytopathology. 4 (1), 5-13.

Mapondera T S, Burgess T, Matsuki M, Oberprieler R G, 2012. Identification and molecular phylogenetics of the cryptic species of the Gonipterus scutellatus complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Gonipterini). Australian Journal of Entomology. 51 (3), 175-188. DOI:10.1111/j.1440-6055.2011.00853.x

Nakabonge G, Roux J, Gryzenhout M, Wingfield M J, 2006. Distribution of Chrysoporthe canker pathogens on Eucalyptus and Syzygium spp. in Eastern and Southern Africa. Plant Disease. 90 (6), 734-740. DOI:10.1094/PD-90-0734

Nasu Y, Arita Y, Kimura M, Ogata A, 2004. Some lepidopterous pests of eucalyptus trees from Japan. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology. 48 (2), 123-133. DOI:10.1303/jjaez.2004.123

Phan C K, Wei J G, Liu F, Chen B S, Luo J T, Yang X H, Tan X F, Yang X B, 2015. First report of corynespora leaf spot of Eucalyptus in China. Plant Disease. 99 (3), 419. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-07-14-0697-PDN

Ribeiro G T, Poderoso J C M, Serrão J E, Zanuncio T V, Zanuncio J C, 2013. Impact of eucalyptus plantations in different regions of Brazil on the distribution and abundance of defoliating caterpillars. International Journal of Environmental Research. 7 (4), 937-944.

Romero P I Á, Ocampos C G, Carpio C, Toro V S, Ferreira e Ferreira A F T A, Mizubuti E S G, 2021. First report of Ralstonia solanacearum causing bacterial wilt of eucalyptus in Ecuador. Plant Disease. 105 (1), 211-211. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-19-2516-PDN

Saliba I L, Lunz A M, Batista T F, Schwartz G, 2019. First record of Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Hemiptera, Thaumastocoridae) in Pará state, Brazil. Acta Amazonica. 49 (3), 179-182. DOI:10.1590/1809-4392201803161

Santiago T R, Grabowski C, Mizubuti E S G, 2014. First report of bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum on Eucalyptus sp. in Paraguay. New Disease Reports. 2. DOI:10.5197/j.2044-0588.2014.029.002

Sunita Chandel, Vijay Kumar, 2016. New record occurrence of Mycosphaerella leaf spot of eucalyptus in Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Plant Sciences (Muzaffarnagar). 11 (2), 288-290. DOI:10.15740/HAS/IJPS/11.2/288-290

Szita É, Fetykó K G, Benedicty Z K, Kozár F, Partsinevelos G, Milonas P, Kaydan M B, 2017. Data on the scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) fauna of Greece, with description of two new species. Zootaxa. 4329 (5), 463-476. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4329.5.4

Tunç İ, Bahșİ Ü, Göçmen H, 2012. Thysanoptera fauna of the aegean region, Turkey, in the spring. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 36 (5), 592-606.

Yovkova M, Pencheva A, Petrović-Obradović O, 2019. First records of two species of the genus Illinoia Wilson, 1910 (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. 71 (2), 293-296.

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