Invasive Species Compendium

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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...
Following its introduction into Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, T. absoluta has already caused extensive economic damage. The impact of...
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...
The disease is significant worldwide on strawberry (on which it is considered the second most important pathogen after Botrytis cinerea), and also...
P. edulis is less frequently regarded as a serious invasive when compared with the related species P.mollissima or P. foetida. However it has the...
Prunus campanulata is a flowering cherry tree native to Taiwan, China and Vietnam that has been introduced as an ornamental to Australia, Japan, New...

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