Contacts: projects on insects

The following is a compilation of activities in forest health management indicating country contacts. Through this information it is anticipated that contacts can be established between researchers and institutes on shared pest problems.

This activity table will be regularly updated and all contributions about ongoing on pest activities in forest health management will be documented. Please send your name, address, name of the insect/disease species and tree species affected, the name of the project and any other relevant information to Clement Chilima and Gillian Allard.

Insect species

Tree species

Country

Contact person

Project/Activity

Apate monachus
Apate terebrans (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)

Tectona grandis (teak)

Ghana

Paul P. Bosu

J.R. Cobbinah

Monitoring of Apate spp. damage to teak in southern Ghana, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, since 2004

Cinara cupressivora (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

Cupressus lusitanica, Widdringtonia cuppressoides, Cupressus torulosa, Juniperus procera

Malawi

Kenya

Tanzania

Uganda

C.Z. Chilima

Etson Mutitu

Peter Kiwuso

Roger Day

Biology, ecology and control of conifer aphids in Malawi, Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, CABI, Imperial College, (1992-2005)

Forest Research Programme - DFID funded.

Biological control of conifer aphids on Cupressus & Pinus in eastern & southern Africa & associated pests of forestry, (1991-1997). CIDA, ODA and FAO funded.

Coryphodema tristis
(Lepidoptera: Cossidae)

Eucalyptus nitens

South Africa

Michael J. Wingfield

Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) & NRF/DST Centre for Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB), University of Pretoria

Gonipterus scutellatus
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Eucalyptus spp.

South Africa

Michael J. Wingfield

Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) & NRF/DST Centre for Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB), University of Pretoria

Heteropsylla cubana (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)

Leucaena spp.

Malawi Kenya Tanzania Zambia

C.Z. Chilima

Roger Day

Biological control of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana (Forest Research Programme - DFID funded)

Hypsipyla robusta (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Khaya spp. (African mahogany)

Ghana

Paul P. Bosu

J.R. Cobbinah

Development of sustainable native species mixed plantations, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Northern Arizona University, 2004-2008

Hypsipyla robusta(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Khaya ivorensis

Ghana

Paul P. Bosu

Silvicultural strategies to mitigate shoot borer impact on African mahogany, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, 2004-2006

Lamprosema lateritialis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Pericopsis elata(Afrormosia)

Ghana

Paul P. Bosu

J.R. Cobbinah

Development of sustainable native species mixed plantations, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Northern Arizona University, 2004-2008

Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)

Eucalyptus

Israel

Kenya 

Uganda

Zvi Mendel

Etson Mutitu

Roger Day

Philip Nyeko

Biological & chemical control. Agricultural Research Organization, Israel, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, KKL, Melbourne, Australia

The distribution & impact of Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulopidae) on Eucalyptus species in East Africa.

Orthotomicus spp.

Pinus spp.

South Africa

Michael J. Wingfield

Forestry & Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Pauesia juniperorum
(Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae)

  

Malawi

Uganda

Kenya

C.Z. Chilima

Peter Kiwuso

Benson Kanyi

  

Phytolyma lata (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)

Milicia species (Iroko)

Ghana

Paul P. Bosu

J.R. Cobbinah

Development of sustainable native species mixed plantations, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Northern Arizona University, 2004-2008

Pineus boerni

Pinus patula, P. kesiya,
P. tecunumannii,
P. oocarpa,
P. taeda, P, elliottii

Malawi

Uganda

Kenya

Zambia

C.Z. Chilima

Peter Kiwuso

Benson Kanyi

Etson Mutitu

Roger Day

Biology, ecology & control of conifer aphids in Malawi, Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, CABI, Imperial College, (1992-2005). Forest Research Programme - DFID funded.

Biological control of conifer aphids on Cupressus & Pinus in eastern & southern Africa & associated pests of forestry, (1991-1997). CIDA, ODA and FAO funded.

Pissodes nemorensis
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Pinus spp.

South Africa

Michael J. Wingfield

Forestry & Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Phoracantha spp.

Eucalyptus spp.

Malawi Kenya Tanzania Zambia

C.Z. Chilima

Roger Day

Biological control of important tree pests in East, Central & Southern Africa. CIDA, ODA & FAO funded.

Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae)

Pinus spp.

South Africa

Michael J. Wingfield

Forestry & Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria