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Priority plant pests and diseases

Help protect Queensland - report suspicious plant symptoms

Some pests and diseases are of such concern that you are legally required to report sightings to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).

Protect Queensland from priority plant pests and diseases by:

  • using the practical advice below to look for and identify priority plant pests and diseases
  • phoning Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contacting the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 if you see the symptoms described.

Image Common name Affected plants
African citrus psyllid Citrus and citrus relatives
Asian citrus psyllid Citrus and citrus relatives
Bacterial heart rot and fruit collapse of pineapple Pineapple
Banana bunchy top Banana
Banana freckle Banana
Black Sigatoka Banana
Brown marmorated stink bug Multiple hosts
Capsicum whitefly Multiple hosts
Citrus canker Citrus and citrus relatives
Citrus fruit borer Citrus and citrus relatives
Citrus powdery mildew Citrus
Cocoa pod borer Cocoa, rambutan
Coffee mealybug Multiple hosts
Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus Cucurbits and some weeds
European house borer Seasoned, untreated coniferous timber
Exotic gypsy moth Multiple hosts
Fall armyworm Multiple hosts
Giant African snail Multiple hosts
Giant pine scale Pine, fir and spruce
Glassy-winged sharpshooter Multiple hosts
Grape phylloxera Grapes
Grapevine leaf rust Grapes
Huanglongbing Citrus and citrus relatives
Jack Beardsley mealybug Multiple hosts
Mal secco Citrus
Mandarin stem-pitting Mandarin
Mango leaf gall midge Mango
Mango malformation disease Mango
Mango pulp weevil Mango
Mediterranean fruit fly Multiple hosts
Melon fly Multiple hosts
Melon necrotic spot virus Melons and cucumber
Melon thrips Multiple hosts
Myrtle rust Myrtaceae
Navel orangeworm Multiple hosts
New Guinea fruit fly Multiple hosts
Oriental fruit fly Multiple hosts
Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) Banana
Papaya ringspot disease Papaya and cucurbits
Pierce's disease Xyllela affects multiple hosts
Plum pox virus (Sharka) Stonefruit and almonds
PCN Globodera rostochiensis 1356080-LGPT Bonsak Hammeraas NIBIO - The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research Bugwood-org Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) Solanaceae
Red banded mango caterpillar Mango
Southern red mite Multiple hosts
Strawberry angular leaf spot Strawberries
Tomato red spider mite Multiple hosts
Tomato-potato psyllid Multiple hosts
Vegetable leafminer Multiple hosts