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Concern as tree-killing beetle spotted in southern suburbs

by Nettalie Viljoen, News 24 Peoples Post, January 26, 2023

Beetle infesting trees in Perth could pose deadly threat to Moreton Bay figs

by Lisa Cox, The Guardian, September 10, 2022

Call on Joburg's residents to plant trees to save the city's urban forest

by Shaun Smillie, IOL-Saturday Star, June 25, 2022

Tree-Boring Beetle Could Cost South Africa $18.5 Billion

by Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg, May 25, 2022

Boring to death: Meet the rampant beetle posing a huge threat to historic Cape trees

by Rebecca Pitt, Daily Maverick, February 10, 2022

Tiny shot hole borer beetle is causing big problems

by Sheree Bega, the Guardian & Mail, December 12, 2021

Polyphagous shot-hole borer: 17 Perth councils under surveillance for tiny beetle that is deadly to trees

by Jenne Brammer, The West Australian, November 23, 2021

Tiny invasive beetle threatens millions of trees in South Africa

by Sheree Bega, the Guardian & Mail, June 6, 2021

Alien invaders: The hidden threat to South Africa's food, water and wild places

by Tony Carnie, Daily Maverick, May 31, 2021

Urban trees primed for invasion

by Nettalie Viljoen, People's Post, March 30, 2021

Three years on, the shot-hole borer continues to eat away at SA's trees

by Tony Carnie, Daily Maverick, December 5, 2020

Finally: A solution to get rid of the beetle that is killing SA's trees

by Riann Grobler, News 24, Aug 10, 2019

Cape Town experts battle invasive tree killing beetles

by News 24, June 13, 2019

10 Things to know about the bug that's relentlessly killing SA's trees en masse

by Claire Keeton, Sunday Times, June 1, 2019

Shot hole borer on the march through Cape Town trees, city council warns

by Timeslive, May 15, 2019

Dolphin Coast shot hole borer infestation results alarming

by Elana Wagner, The North Coast Courier, May 2, 2019

Beware of the beetle! Tiny, but deadly, insect is wiping out SA trees

by Claire Keeton, Sunday Times, April 9, 2019

Shothole country: Dangerous tree-killing, avo-destroying beetle found in the Cape

by Tom Head, The South African, April 8, 2019

South Africa struggles to stop spread of tiny beetle killing urban forest in Johannesburg

Independent, April 6, 2019

Bored to death: SA's mighty trees are dying a slow death

by Claire Keeton, Sunday Times, February 17, 2019

Tiny beetle a menace to one of the world's largest urban forests

TheWeek Magazine, December 10, 2018

Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis

by Sipho Kings, Mail & Guardian, September 21, 2018

Tiny beetle is killing SA's trees - and nothing can stop it

News 24, September 5, 2018

Borer beetle could spell ecological disaster on the South Coast

by Judi Davis, South Coast Herald, June 18, 2018