Acacia spp.)

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Please chose whether the affected host tree is

Acacia mangium

  • white, woolly fibres present on leaves
  • infestation causes wilt and stunted growth
  • affects only seedlings and young trees

Mealy Bugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and White Flies (Aleyrodidae)

Looper Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)

  • wilt of whole branches starting from the tips and/or affecting the tree top
  • mud covers on the base of the tree up to a few metres
  • riddled wood filled with holes
  • termite nest with more or less regular, smooth surface often in adjacent tree
  • trees susceptible to damage by wind
  • trees of any age can be attacked and eventually die

Nasutitermes novarumhebridarium (Holmgren) (Termitidae)


Acacia auriculiformis

  • shoot tips wilt due to piercing-sucking action of the bugs
  • forked tips due to damage of the shoots and therefore stunted, bushy growth of the tree
  • affects only seedlings and young trees

Crusader Bug Mictis profana (Fabricius) (Coreidae)

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Michael F. Schneider, 1999