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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-22T20:25:00.0000000Z

Dear Everyone

In 2003 while in St Lucia to establish a PestNet for the Caribbean we looked at a lace bug (Pseudacusta perseae) on avocado. I came across a paper by Mark Hoddle on it from California in 2008 (attached). Would be …

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Avocado
Lace_bug
Pseudacysta_perseae
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2021-09-22T14:00:00.0000000Z
Caterpillar on citrus - Solomon Islands

Hi Everyone Grateful if you would have a look at the image of this caterpillar. I am presuming it is a Papilio species. It's commonly found on citrus but does not seem to do a lot of harm, although it can be a nuisance on seedlings. I could not find …

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Citrus
Papilio
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

ProMED

Source: Business Daily [summ., edited] https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/economy/kenya-steps-surveillance-of-coconut-disease-3549150Kenya is on a high alert following the outbreak of a coconut disease along the Indian Ocean coast that …

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ProMED
Coconut
Lethal_decline
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-18T06:39:00.0000000Z

ABC https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-11/hlb-citrus-greening-biosecurity-australia-psyllid-finger-limes/100452594

Landline / by Kerry Staight Australia is ramping up biosecurity for an incurable disease that has crippled citrus-producing regions …

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Psyllid
Citrus
Huanglongbing
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-18T05:04:00.0000000Z

ActionNewsNow Nothing gets between a fiercely protective mother spider and her children. Dripping tree resin trapped adult female spiders and baby spiderlings about 99 million years ago, forever showcasing the maternal care exhibited by these …

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Amber
spider
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-18T03:39:00.0000000Z

by John Innes Centre A newly discovered manipulation mechanism used by parasitic bacteria to slow down plant aging, may offer new ways to protect disease-threatened food crops.

Parasites manipulate the organisms they live off to suit their needs, …

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Phytoplasma
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-18T03:23:00.0000000Z
Standardized monitoring has revealed that the total number of moths has declined steadily by one third over the last 50 years (1968–2017). Pictured are two of the 2,500 moth species found in the UK (Left is a Elephant Hawk-moth, and right is a small Elephant Hawk-moth). Credit: Douglas Boyes

ScienceFriday https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/streetlights-insects/

As insect populations—including bees, moths, and other pollinators—decline worldwide, researchers have established a variety of potential causes, including climate change, …

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LED_lights
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-17T06:21:00.0000000Z

ProMED

Source: HortiDaily [summ., edited] https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9355143/tylcv-found-in-northeast-victoria-australia/The Australian horticultural industry is encouraged to report any _Tomato yellow leaf curl virus_ (TYLCV) symptoms in …

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Tomato
Australia
Tomato_yellow_leaf_curl
Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
2021-09-16T02:29:07.5323451Z
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Weeds
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-09-15T06:23:00.0000000Z
Novel virulence activities can include adaptations that alter how pathogens interact with the host immune system (dark purple) or with host physiology and development (orange), the ability to multiply and spread within the host (light purple), how they disperse and are transmitted to other hosts (turquoise), their host range (including host expansions and host jumps, green), how they interact with the environment (blue), and how they interact with other pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms (red). Credit: Soledad Sacristán, Erica M. Goss, and Sebastian Eves-van den Akker

Phys.Org

by American Phytopathological Society Understanding how pathogens evolve is a fundamental component of learning how to protect ourselves and our world from pests and diseases. Yet we are constantly underestimating pathogen evolution, such as …

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Virulence