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Russian wheat aphid is a major production pest of wheat, barley and oat crops.
Ground pearls are closely related to scale insects and can be serious pests of sugarcane and recreational turf.
The Western Australian grain storage industry is focused on sealed storage and fumigation to achieve the federally mandated ‘nil tolerance’ for live insects in exports.
It has been estimated that between one quarter and one third of the world grain crop is lost each year during storage. Much of this is due to insect attack.
Citrophilus mealybug (Pseudococcus calceolariae) is a serious pest of many horticultural crops that can downgrade fruit quality and affect fruit production.
Citrophilus mealybug (Pseudococcus calceolariae) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.
Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.
Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) is a serious pest of mango fruit.
Grape phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, is a major pest in all grape growing countries around the world.