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Pest & Diseases in Papua New Guinea

Below is Papua New Guineas Coconut Pest and Disease database. You can look up information on pest and diseases, more information will be added soon.
For more information contact KIK Research Officer – Entomology Ms Sharon Woruba

Scientific name
Common name
Picture
Reference
PESTS
Achatina fulicaGiant African SnailPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Agapophyta bipunctataPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Agonoxena pyrogrammaCoconut flat mothPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Aluerodicus destructorCoconut white flyNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity plan
Aluerodictus dispersusWhiteflyNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
Amblypelta cocophagaCoconut bugNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC), CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Amblypelta lutescensBanana spotting bugPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Pacific Islands Pest List database (SPC)
Amblypelta theobromaeCoconut bugPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Pacific Islands Pest List database (SPC)
Anthela rubeolaPacific Islands Pest List database (SPC)
Aonidiella aurantiiCitrus red scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Aonidiella eremocitriPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Adoniella orientalisOriental Yellow scalePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Erionota thraxPalm redeyeNAQIA Qurantine Handbook 1999
Aspidiotus destructorCoconut scaleNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Agonoxena pyrogrammaCoconut flat mothNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC), CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
Axiagastus cambelliCoconut spathe bugPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Brontispa longissimaCoconut hispine beetleNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
Cerataphis brasiliensisPalm AphidPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Chrysomphalus aonidumCircular scalePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Chrysomphalus dictyospermiDictyospermum ScalePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
CoptotermesTermitesNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Diocalandra frumentiFour-spotted WeevilPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Dysmicoccus brevipesPineapple mealybugNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999, CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Ferrisia virgataStriped mealybugNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
FormicidaeAnts (various)NAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
Heliothrips haemorrhoidalisBlack tea thripsPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
NAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
Hemiberlesia lataniaeLatania ScalePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Icerya samaraiaSteatococcus ScalePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Icerya seychellarumSeychelles scaleNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Iridomyrmex cordatusRainbow antPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Ischnaspis longirostrisBlack thread scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Laingiococcus paineiPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Lepidosaphes gloveriiGlover scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Lepidosaphes karkaricaPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Leptococcus metroxyliPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Leptoglossus gonagraSquash bugPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
NAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
Locusta migratoriaLocustNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
Lophotactes penicilligerPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Maculicoccus malaitensisPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Mahasena corbettiPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Milviscutulus magiferaeMango soft scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Milviscutulus pilosusPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Mutabilicoccus simmondsiPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Nasutitermes novarumhebridariumTermitesPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Ocrytes centaurusPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Orcytes rhinocerosCoconut rhinoceros beetle
1. CRB-S (common in South Pacific)
2. CRB-G (Guam bio-type)
NAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC), CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Oxya japonicaJapanese grasshopperPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Palmicultor browniPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Paraputo leveriPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Parasa lepidaBlue-stripped nettle grubNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
Parasaissetia nigraPomegranate scaleNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Parlatoria crotonisCroton parlatoria scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Pinnaspis aspidistraePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Pinnaspis buxiTi scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Pinnaspis strachaniHibiscus snow scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Planococcus lilacinusCacao mealy bugCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (SPC)
Platylecanium cocotisPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Promethica caerulipennisFiji coconut hispidPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Promecotheca papuanaCoconut leaf miner/ leaf hispidPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Pseudaulacaspis cockerelliMagnolia white scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Pseudococcus longispinusOleander ScalePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Pseudaulacaspis pentagoniaWhite peach scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Rattus exulansPolynesian ratCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net)
Rattus rattusBlack ratCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net)
Rastrococcus neoguineensisPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Rhabdoscelus obscurusCane weevil borerNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999, Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Rhynchophorus bilineatusBlack palm weevilNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Rhynchophorus ferrugineusCoconut red palm weevilNAQIA Quratine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Rhynchophorus vulneratusAsiatic Palm WeevilPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Sangicoccus truncatispinusPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Saissetia mirandaMexican black scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Saissetia coffeaeHemispherical scaleNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Scapanes australisMelanesian rhinoceros beetleNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999, CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Sexava nubilaCoconut sexava treehopperNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999, CIPD toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest and Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Segestidae decoratusSexava/ treehopperNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Segestes unicolorCoconut longPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Sparganobasis subcruciatusBase borerPacific Islands Pest List Databse (SPC)
Stephanitis typicaBanana lace wing bugNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Synechodes papuanaCoconut inflorescence borerKakul K T, et al, 2015
Telicota ancilliaDark Palm DartPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Tetranycus fijiensisFiji Spider MitePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Thosea monoloncha (Meyrick)Nettle CaterpillarsNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Thosea sinensisAssam nettle, grubNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Tirathaba rufivenaCoconut spike mothNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC), Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net)
CIPD Toolkit (SPC),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Tiracola plagiataPlague caterpillarNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999
Trichogomphus
excavatus
Pacific Islands Pest List Database
Unaspis citriCitrus snow scalePacific Islands Pest List Database,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Vinsonia stelliferaStar scalePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Xylotrupes GideonNAQIA Quarantine Handbook 1999,
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Zophiuma butawengiFinschafen disorderPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
DISEASES
Bacillus sp.Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Bipolaris incurvataCoconut seedling blight/Coconut leaf spotCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net)
Botryodiplodia sp./ Incertae sedis (fungi)Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Candidatus Phytoplasma noviguineense'Bogia coconut syndrome (BCS)CIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net)
Capnodium species (fungi)Pacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
Ceratocytis paradoxa (fungi)Pineapple disease of sugarcane/ Black rot of pineapplePacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Corticium penicillatumCoconut thread blightCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net)
Ganoderma boninenseBasal Stem Rot of Oil PalmPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Ganoderma orbiformeBasal Stem RotPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Helicotylenchus dihysteraCommon Spiral NematodePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Lasiodiplodia theobromaeDiplodia Pod Rot of CocoaPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Macrophomina phaseolinaCharcoal Rot of Bean/TobaccoPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Marasmiellus inodermaCoconut embryo rotMarasmiellus inoderma
Pestalotiopsis palmarumCoconut grey leaf spotCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Phytophthora katsuraeChestnut Downy MildewPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Phytophthora palmivoraCoconut bud rotCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Pseudoepicoccum cocosCoconut brown leaf spotCIPD Toolkit 2018, Pacific Pest & Pathogens (Pest Net),
PNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Radopholus similisBurrowing NematodePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
WEEDS
Axonopus compressusCarpet GrassPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Chromolaena odorataSiam WeedPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Clidemia hirtaKoster’s CursePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Cyanthillium cinereumLittle IronweedPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Euphobia hirtaGarden SpurgePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Imperta cylindricaCogon GrassPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Lantana camaraLantanaPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Mikania micrantaBitter VinePNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Mimosa diplotricaCreeping sensitive plantPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Senna obustifoliaSicklepodPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Sida acutaSida/Broom WeedPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Synedrella nodifloraSynedrella/ Cinerella WeedPNG Coconut Biosecurity Plan (CABI)
Sphagneticola trilobataSingapore daisyPacific Islands Pest List Database (SPC)

Other Sources

Finding Information on Pest and Diseases

Currently there are pest and diseases databases where information on coconut pests and diseases can be found;

Coconut Pest & Disease Toolkit:

The CPDT has six main sections:

Coconut pests & diseases:
Identification
Prevention
Diversity & resilience
Learning & teaching
Getting help

SPC Pacific Islands Pest List Database

PLD has five (6) main sections under reports (database);

Reports for Selected Hosts
Reports for selected Pests
Comparative pest reports especially for pre-entry quarantine preparedness.
Regional Pest distribution reports
Country distribution reports
Specific species search
Pest Net: www.pestnet.org

An email network of professionals that helps people worldwide obtain advice and information including the identification and management of plant pests.

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