Most Wanted

Pests and diseases of economic importance!

Pests of concern

Some of the pests being monitored for:

- Bactrocera dorsalis, Oriental fruit fly
- Bactrocera cucurbitae, Melon fruit fly
- Bactrocera latifrons, Solanum fruit fly or Malaysian fruit fly
- Bactrocera zonata, Peach fruit fly

- Chilo sacchariphagus, Spotted borer
- Tuta absoluta, Tomato leaf miner
- Spodoptera frugiperda, Fall Army worm
Thaumatotibia leucotreta, False codling moth

Eriococcus ironsidei, Macadamia felted coccid

- Euwallacea sp, Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)

Diseases of concern

- Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, Citrus greening (Asian strain)
- Banana bunchy top virus, BBTV
- Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cubense, Panama disease Tropical race 4 (TR4)
- Maize lethal necrosis (Rather a complex of viruses than a specific virus)

Migratory Pests

- Quelea Birds
- Migratory Locust
- African armyworm