EPPO Global Database

Thaumastocoris peregrinus(THMCPE)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2003
From CABI Pest map 775 (2013): Present, widespread
EPPO Reporting Service (2012/147) : first detected in Gauteng province near Pretoria in 2003 (initially identified as T. australicus but later confirmed as T. peregrinus). Later also found in Mpumalanga and the North West provinces where heavy infestations were observed. Now found accross the whole country
* ABRS (2009) Australian Faunal Directory. Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero and Dellap‚, 2006. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
------- http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/Thaumastocoris_peregrinus accessed 15 February 2013.

* Giliomee JH (2011) Recent establishment of many alien insects in South Africa – a cause of concern. African Entomology 19(1), 151-155.

* Jacobs DH, Neser S (2005) Thaumastocoris australicus Kirkaldy (Heteroptera : Thaumastocoridae) : a new insect arrival in South Africa, damaging to Eucalyptus trees : research in action. South African Journal of Science 101 (5/6), 233-236 (abst.).

* Nadel RL, Slippers B, Scholes MC, Lawson SA, Noack AE, Wilcken CF, Bouvet JP, Wingfield MJ (2010) DNA bar-coding reveals source and patterns of Thaumastocoris peregrinus invasions in South Africa and South America. Biological Invasions 12, 1067-1077.
------- Found in Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

* Soliman, E. P.; Wilcken, C. F.; Pereira, J. M.; Dias, T. K. R.; Zache, B.; Pogetto, M. H. F. A. dal; Barbosa, L. R. (2012) Phytoparasitica 40 (3), 223-230.

* Wilcken CF, Soliman EP, Nogueira de Sá LA, Rodrigues Barbosa L, Ribeiro Dias TK, Ferreira-Filho PJ, Rodrigues Oliveria RJ (2010) Bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé on Eucalyptus in Brazil and its distribution. Journal of Plant Protection Research 50(2), 184-188.

* Wondafrash M, Slippers B, Nambazimana A, Kayumba I, Nibouche S, van der Lingen S, Asfaw BA, Jenya H, Mutitu EK, Makowe IA, Chungu D, Kiwuso P, Kulimushi E, Razafindrakotomamonjy A, Bosu PP, Sookar P, Hurley BP (2020) Distribution and genetic diversity of five invasive pests of Eucalyptus in sub-Saharan Africa. Biological Invasions 22, 2205–2221.