Detection of Takecallis arundinariae in Australia

Publication Date
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 02:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 7:42 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-21/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Takecallis arundinariae - (TAKEAR)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Bambusa species
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, NSW. Also detected in Victoria.
Summary

Other known hosts: On undersides of mature leaves of bamboos (especially Arundinaria, and Phyllostachys, but sometimes also on Nandina, Bambusa and Dendrocalamus). In India, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and introduced to England, New Zealand and North America; anholocyclic where introduced.

Danger
Aphid feeding causing shiny honeydew deposits on surrounding leaves leading to dark sooty mould build up. Affects underside of mature leaves
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au
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