Recent Peer Reviewed Articles

Akinsanmi OA, Nisa S, Jeff-Ego OS, Shivas RG, Drenth A (2017) Dry flower disease of Macadamia in Australia caused by Neopestalotiopsis macadamiae sp. nov. and Pestalotiopsis macadamiae sp. nov. Plant Disease 101: 45–53.

Boontop Y, Kumaran N, Schutze MK, Clarke AR, Cameron SL, Krosch MN (accepted; in press). Population structure in Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) across Thailand and the Thai/Malay peninsula: natural barriers to a great disperser. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Boontop Y, Schutze MK, Clarke AR, Cameron SL, Krosch MN (accepted; in press) Signatures of invasion: using an integrative approach to infer the spread of melon fly, Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), across Southeast Asia and the West Pacific. Biological Invasions.

Parkinson LE, Shivas RG, Dann EK (2017) Novel species of Gliocladiopsis (Nectriaceae, Hypocreales, Ascomycota) from avocado roots (Persea americana) in Australia. Mycoscience 58: 95–102.

Royer JE, Agovaua S, Bokosou J, Kurika K, Mararuai A, Mayer DG, Niangu B. (2017) Responses of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to new attractants in Papua New Guinea. Austral Entomology DOI: 10.1111/aen.12269



Bartlett JS, Gerstmeier R (2016) Menieroclerus gen. nov.: A new genus for Thanasimodes nigropiceus (Kuwert, 1893) (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Zootaxa 4168(2): 395–400.

Baskarathevan J, Taylor RK, Ho W, McDougal RL, Shivas RG, Alexander BJR (2016) Real-time PCR assays for the detection of Puccinia psidii. Plant Disease 100: 617–624.

Ekanayake W, Jayasundara M, Peek T, Clarke AR, Schutze M (2016) The mating system of the true fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni and its sister-species, Bactrocera neohumeralis. Insect Science. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12337.

Gorny AM, Kikkert JR, Shivas RG, Pethybridge SJ (2016) First report of Didymella americana on baby lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus). Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 38: 389–394.

Khemmuk W, Geering ADW, Shivas RG (2016). Wongia gen. nov. (Papulosaceae, Sordariomycetes), a new generic name for two root-infecting fungi from Australia. IMA Fungus 7: 247–252.

Khemmuk W, Shivas RG, Henry RJ, Geering ADW (2016) Fungi associated with foliar diseases of wild and cultivated rice (Oryza spp.) in northern Queensland. Australasian Plant Pathology 45: 297–308.

Jiang F, Fu W, Clarke AR, Schutze MK, Susanto A, Zhu S, Li Z (2016) A high-throughput detection method for invasive fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) species based on microfluidic dynamic array. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16: 1378-1388.

Liew ECY, Laurence MH, Pearce CA, Shivas RG, Johnson JI, Tan YP, Edwards J, Perry S, Cooke AW, Summerell BA (2016) Review of Fusarium species isolated in association with mango malformation in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 45: 547–559.

McTaggart AR, Shivas RG, Boekhout T, Oberwinkler F, Vánky K, Pennycook SR, Begerow D (2016). Mycosarcoma (Ustilaginaceae), a resurrected generic name for corn smut (Ustilago maydis) and its close relatives with hypertrophied, tubular sori. IMA Fungus 7: 309–315.

McTaggart AR, Shivas RG, Doungsa-ard C, Weese TL, Beasley DR, Hall BH, Metcalf DA, Geering ADW (2016) Identification of rust fungi (Pucciniales) on species of Allium in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 45: 581–592.

O'Neill WT, Henderson, J., Pattemore JA, O'Dwyer C, Perry S, Beasley DR, Tan YP, Smyth AL, Goosem CH, Thomson KM, Grice KRE, Trevorrow PR, Vawdrey LL, Pathania N, Shivas RG (2016) Detection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 strain in northern Queensland. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 11: 33.

Royer JE, Wright CL, Hancock DL (2016) Bactrocera frauenfeldi (Diptera: Tephritidae), an invasive fruit fly in Australia that may have reached the extent of its spread due to environmental variables. Austral Entomology, 55, 100-111.

Schutze MK, Cribb B, Cunningham JP, Newman J, Peek T, Clarke AR (2016) ‘Ladd traps’ as a visual trap for male and female Queensland Fruit Fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Austral Entomology, 55: 324-329.

Schutze MK, Virgilio M, Norrbom A, Clarke AR (2016) Tephritid integrative taxonomy: Where are we now, with a focus on the resolution of three tropical fruit fly species complexes. Annual Review of Entomology, 62: 147-164.

Shivas RG, Tan YP , Edwards J, Dinh Q, Maxwell A, Andjic V, Liberato JR, Anderson C, Beasley DR, Bransgrove KL, Coates LM, Cowan K, Daniel R, Dean JR, Lomavatu MF, Mercado-Escueta D, Mitchell RW, Thangavel R, Tran Nguyen L, Weir BS (2016) Colletotrichum species in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 45: 447-464.

Tan YP, Crous PW, Shivas RG (2016). Eight novel Bipolaris species identified from John L. Alcorn’s collections at the Queensland Plant Pathology Herbarium (BRIP). Mycological Progress 15: 1203–1214.

Vaghefi N, Pethybridge SJ, Shivas RG, Nelson SC (2016) Confirmation of Paracercospora egenula causing leaf spot of eggplant in Hawaii. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 11: 35.


Bartlett JS (2015) New synonymies for Australian Cleridae (Coleoptera). Zootaxa 4057(2): 281–287.

Bartlett JS (2015) Type material of Australian Cleridae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) described by Eugen Hintz. Beiträge zur entomologie 65(2): 209–212.

Bartlett J, Ridley A (2015) Identification of the flat grain beetles (Cryptolestes spp.) of Australia. Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries/Grains Research and Development Corporation. Available online -

Carnegie AJ, Shuey LS, McTaggart AR, Shivas RG (2015) First record of Thyronectria pinicola on Pinus radiata in Australia. Plant Disease 99: 1182.

Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Strasberg D, Shivas RG (2015) Fungal Planet Description Sheets: 371-399. Persoonia 35: 264–327.

Choi Y-J, Beakes G, Glockling S, Kruse J, Nam B, Nigrelli L, Ploch S, Shin H-D, Shivas RG, Telle S, Voglmayr H, Thines M (2015) Towards a universal barcode of oomycetes – a comparison of the cox1 and cox2 loci. M olecular Ecology Resources 15: 1275–1288.

Doungsa-ard C, McTaggart AR, Geering ADW, Dalisay TU, Ray J, Shivas RG (2015) Uromycladium falcatarium sp. nov., the cause of gall rust on Paraserianthes falcataria in south-east Asia. Australasian Plant Pathology 44: 25–30.

Golzar H, Lanoiselet V, Wang C, Tan YP, Shivas RG (2015) First report of Phoma multirostrata in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 10: 8.

Haq IU, Vreysen MJB, Schutze M, Hendrichs J, Shelly T (2015) Effects of methyl eugenol feeding on mating compatibility of Asian population of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) with African population and with B. carambolae. Journal of Economic Entomology, 109: 148-153.

McTaggart AR, Doungsa-ard C, Geering ADW, Aime MC, Shivas RG (2015) A co-evolutionary relationship exists between Endoraecium (Pucciniales) and its Acacia hosts in Australia. Persoonia 35: 50–62.

McTaggart AR, Shivas RG, van der Nest MA, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ (2015) Host jumps shaped the diversity of extant rust fungi (Pucciniales). New Phytologist 209: 1149–1158.

McTaggart AR, Shuey LS, McKenna SG, Davis RI, Shivas RG (2015) Plasmopara sphagneticolae sp. nov. (Peronosporales) on Sphagneticola (Asteraceae) in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 44: 81–85.

Miles AK, Tan YP, Shivas RG, Drenth A (2015) Novel pathotypes of Elsinoë australis associated with Citrus australasica and Simmondsia chinensis in Australia. Tropical Plant Pathology 40: 26–34.

Morrow JL, Frommer M, Royer JE, Shearman DCA, Riegler M. (2015) Wolbachia pseudogenes and low prevalence infections in tropical but not temperate Australian tephritid fruit flies: manifestations of lateral gene transfer and endosymbiont spillover? BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 1-16.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2015) Species of Lissothrips and Williamsiella from mosses and lichens in Australia and New Zealand (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripinae). Zootaxa 3946 (3): 361-373.

O’Malley T, Hay FS, Scott JB, Gent DH, Shivas RG, Pethybridge SJ (2015) Carpogenic germination of sclerotia of Sclerotinia minor and ascosporic infection of pyrethrum flowers. Canadian journal of Plant Pathology 37: 179–187.

Royer JE (2015) Responses of fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) to novel male attractants in north Queensland, Australia, and improved lures for some pest species. Austral Entomology 54: 411–426.

Schutze MK, Aketarawong N, Amornsak W, Armstrong KF, Augustinos AA, Barr N, Bo W, Bourtzis K, Boykin LM, Cáceres C, Cameron SL, Chapman TA, Chinvinijkul S, Chomič A, De Meyer M, Drosopoulou E, Englezou A, Ekesi S, Gariou-Papalexiou A, Geib SM, Hailstones D, Hasanuzzaman M, Haymer D, Hee AKW, Hendrichs J, Jessup A, Ji Q, Khamis FM, Krosch MN, Leblanc L, Mahmood K, Malacrida AR, Mavragani-Tsipidou P, Mwatawala M, Nishida R, Ono H, Reyes J, Rubinoff D, San Jose M, Shelly TE, Srikachar S, Tan KH, Thanaphum S, Haq I, Vijaysegaran S, Wee SL, Yesmin F, Zacharopoulou A, Clarke AR (2015) Synonymization of key pest species within the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae): taxonomic changes based on 20 years of integrative morphological, genetic, behavioural, and physiological data. Systematic Entomology, 40(2): 456-471.

Schutze MK, Dammalage T, Jessup A, Vreysen MJB, Wornoayporn V, Clarke AR (2015) Effects of laboratory colonization on Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera, Tephritidae) mating behaviour: ‘what a difference a year makes’. ZooKeys, 540: 369-383.

Schutze MK, Mahmood K, Pavasovic A, Bo W, Newman J, Clarke AR, Krosch MN, Cameron SL (2015) One and the same: integrative taxonomic evidence that Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) is the same species as the Oriental Fruit Fly Bactrocera dorsalis. Systematic Entomology, 40(2): 472-486.

Shivas RG, Marney TS, Tan YP, McTaggart AR (2015) Novel species of Cercospora and Pseudocercospora (Capnodiales, Mycosphaerellaceae) from Australia. Fungal Biology 119: 362–369.

Thines M, Telle S, Choi Y-J, Tan YP, Shivas RG (2015) Baobabopsis, a new genus of graminicolous downy mildews from tropical Australia, with an updated key to the genera of downy mildews. IMA Fungus 6: 483–491.

Thompson SM, Tan YP, Shivas RG, Neate SM, Morin L, Bissett A, Aitken EAB (2015) Green and brown bridges between weeds and crops reveal novel Diaporthe species in Australia. Persoonia 35: 39–49.

Zhang K, Shivas RG, Cai L (2015) Synopsis of Phyllosticta in China. Mycology 6: 50–75.

Zhou N, Chen Q, Carroll G, Zhang N, Shivas RG, Cai L (2015) Polyphasic characterization of four new plant pathogenic Phyllosticta species from China, Japan, and the United States. Fungal Biology 119: 433–466.


Ariyawansa HA, Hawksworth DL, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Manamgoda DS, Thambugala KM, Udayanga D, Camporesi E, Daranagama A, Jayawardena R, Liu J-K, McKenzie EHC, Phookamsak R, Senanayake IC, Shivas RG, Tian Q, Xu J-C (2014) Epitypification and neotypification: guidelines with appropriate and inappropriate examples. Fungal Diversity 69: 57–91.

Bo W, Ahmad S, Dammalage T, STO Tomas U, Wornoayporn V, Ul Haq I, Cáceres C, Vreysen MJB, Hendrichs J, Schutze MK (2014) Mating compatibility between Bactrocera invadens and Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 107(2): 623-629.

Boykin LM, Schutze MK, Krosch MN, Chomič A, Chapman TA, Englezou A, Armstrong KF, Clarke AR, Hailstones D, Cameron SL (2014) Multi-gene phylogenetic analysis of south-east Asian pest members of the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae) does not support current taxonomy. Journal of Applied Entomology 138(4): 235-253.

Clarke AR, Schutze MK (2014). The complexities of knowing what it is you are trapping. In: Shelly T, Epsky N, Jang E, Reyes-Flores J, Vargas R (Eds) Trapping and the Detection, Control, and Regulation of Tephritid Fruit Flies (pp. 611-632). Springer, Dordrecht Netherlands.

Crous P, Shivas RG, Quaedvlieg W,  van der Bank M,  Zhang Y, Summerell BA, Guarro J, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR,  Alfenas AC, BraunU, Cano-Lira JF, García D, Marin-Felix Y, Alvarado P, Andrade JP, Armengol J, Assefa A, den Breeÿen A, Camele I, Cheewangkoon R, De Souza JT, Duong TA, Esteve-Raventós F, Fournier J, Frisullo S, García-Jiménez J, Gardiennet A, Gené J, Hernández-Restrepo M, Hirooka Y, Hospenthal DR, King A, Lechat C, Lombard L, Mang SM, Marbach PAS, Marincowitz S, Marin-Felix Y, Montaño-Mata NJ, Moreno G, Perez CA, Pérez Sierra AM, Robertson JL, Roux J, Rubio E, Schumacher RK, Stchigel AM, SuttonDA, Tan YP, Thompson EH, van der Linde E, Walker AK, Walker DM, Wickes BL, Wong PTW, Groenewald JZ (2014). Fungal Planet description sheets: 214–280. Persoonia 32: 184–306.

Deng H, Tan YP, Shivas RG, Niu YC (2014) Curvularia tsudae comb. nov. et nom. nov., formerly Pseudocochliobolus australiensis, and a revised synonymy for Curvularia australiensis. Mycoscience 56: 24–2824.

Doungsa-ard C, McTaggart AR, Geering ADW, Dalisay TU, Ray J, Shivas RG (2015). Uromycladium falcatarium sp. nov., the cause of gall rust on Paraserianthes falcataria in south-east Asia. Australasian Plant Pathology 44: 25–30.

Eow LX, Mound LA, Tree DJ, Cameron S (2014) Australian species of spore-feeding Thysanoptera in the genera Carientothrips and Nesothrips (Thysanoptera: Idolothripinae). Zootaxa 3821 (2): 193-221.

Hyde KD, Nilsson RH, Alias SA, Ariyawansa HA, Blair JE, Cai L, de Cock AWAM, Dissanayake AJ, Glockling SL, Goonasekara ID, Gorczak M, Hahn M, Jayawardena RS, van Kan JAL, Laurence MH, Lévesque CA, Li X, Liu J-K, Maharachchikumbura SN, Manamgoda DS, Martin FN, McKenzie EHC, McTaggart AR, Mortimer PE, Nair PVR, Pawłowska J, Rintoul TL, Shivas RG, Spies CFJ, Summerell BA, Taylor PWJ, Terhem RB, Udayanga D, Vaghefi N, Walther G, Wilk M, Wrzosek M, Xu J-C, Yan JY, Zhou N (2014) One stop shop: backbone trees for important phytopathogenic genera: I (2014). Fungal Diversity 67: 21–125.

James RS, Ray J, Tan YP, Shivas RG (2014) Colletotrichum siamense, C. theobromicola and C. queenslandicum, from several plant species and the identification of C. asianum in the Northern Territory, Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 9: 138.

Liberato JR, McTaggart AR, Shivas RG (2014). First report of Masseeëlla capparis in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 9: 121.

Li YM, Shivas RG, Cai L (2014) Three new species of Tilletia on Eriachne from north-western Australia. Mycoscience 55: 361-366.

McTaggart AR, Geering ADW, Shivas RG (2014) The rusts on Goodeniaceae and Stylidiaceae. Mycological Progress 13: 1017-1025.

McTaggart AR, Geering ADW, Shivas RG (2014) Uredinopsis pteridis and Desmella aneimiae, the first rust fungi (Pucciniales) reported on ferns (Pteridophyta) in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 9: 149.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2014) Fungus-feeding phlaeothripine Thysanoptera in the genus Holothrips from Australia and New Caledonia, with a structurally similar new genus, Holoengythrips. Zootaxa 3860 (2): 125-148.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2014) Generic relationships of two obscure Australian Thysanoptera species described by A.A. Girault. The Australian Entomologist 41 (4): 205-210.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2014) The minute, fungus-feeding species of Sophiothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) from Australia and New Zealand. Zootaxa 3860 (2): 184-194.

Nagalingam K, Prentis P, Mangalam KP, Schutze MK, Clarke AR (2014). Sexual selection in true fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): transcriptome and experimental evidences for phytochemicals increasing male competitive ability. Molecular Ecology 23: 4645-4657.

Pegg GS, Giblin FR, McTaggart AR, Guymer GP, Taylor H, Ireland KB, Shivas RG, Perry S (2014) Puccinia psidii in Queensland, Australia: disease symptoms, distribution and impact. Plant Pathology 63: 1005–1021.

Royer JE, De Faveri SG, Lowe GE, Wright CL (2014) Cucumber volatile blend, a promising female-biased lure for Bactrocera cucumis (French 1907) (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae), a pest fruit fly that does not respond to male attractants. Austral Entomology 53: 347–352.

Shivas RG, Beasley DR, McTaggart AR (2014) Online identification guides for Australian smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina) and rust fungi (Pucciniales). IMA Fungus 5: 195–202.

Tan YP, Madrid H, Crous PW, Shivas RG (2014) Johnalcornia gen. et. comb. nov., and nine new combinations in Curvularia based on molecular phylogenetic analysis. Australasian Plant Pathology 43: 589–603.

Weldon CW, Schutze MK, Karsten M (2014) Trapping to Monitor Tephritid Movement: Results, Best Practice, and Assessment of Alternatives. In: Shelly, T, Epsky N, Jang E, Reyes-Flores J, Vargas R (Eds) Trapping and the Detection, Control, and Regulation of Tephritid Fruit Flies (pp. 175-217). Springer Netherlands.

Wijayawardene NN, Crous PW, Kirk PM, Hawksworth DL, Boonmee S, Braun U, Dai D-Q, D’souza MJ, Diederich P, Dissanayake A, Doilom M,Hongsanan S, Jones EBG, Groenewald JZ, Jayawardena R, Lawrey JD, Liu J-K, Lücking R, Madrid H, Manamgoda DS, Muggia L, Nelsen MP, Phookamsak R, Suetrong S, Tanaka K, Thambugala KM, Wanasinghe DN, Wikee S, Zhang Y, Aptroot A, Ariyawansa HA, Bahkali AH, Bhat DJ, Gueidan C, Chomnunti P, De Hoog GS, Knudsen K, Li W-J, McKenzie EHC, Miller AN, Phillips AJL, Piątek M, Raja HA, Shivas RG, Slippers B, Taylor JE, Tian Q, Wang Y, Woudenberg JHC, Cai L, Jaklitsch WM, Hyde KD (2014) Naming and outline of Dothideomycetes–2014 including proposals for the protection or suppression of generic names. Fungal Diversity 69: 1–55.


Bartlett JS (2013) A revised taxonomy for Australian Teneropsis Chapin and Cregya LeConte (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Korynetinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 58: 411–420.

Bartlett JS (2013) Thriocerodes anthicides (Newman) comb. n. (Coleoptera: Cleridae): an Australian, not South African, species. Australian Entomologist 40(1): 53–55.

Bartlett JS, Szito A (2013) Opetiopalpus scutellaris Panzer (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Korynetinae) established in the Western Australian Wheatbelt. Australian Entomologist 40(2): 65–66.

Denchev TT, Denchev CM, Shivas RG (2013) Two new Entyloma species (Entylomatales, Ustilaginomycota) from the USA. Mycobiota 3: 35–39.

Dhileepan K, Balu A, Murugesan S, Senthilkumar P, Shivas RG (2013) Survey and prioritisation of potential biological control agents for prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica subsp. indica) in southern India. Biocontrol Science and Technology 23: 646–664.

Gardiner DM, Stiller J, Covarelli L, Lindeberg M, Shivas RG, Manners JM (2013) Genomes of Pseudomonas spp. isolated from cereal crops. Genome Announcements 1: e00209-13.

Gunter NL, Leavengood JM, Bartlett JS, Chapman EG,  Cameron SL (2013) A molecular phylogeny of the checkered beetles and a description of Epiclininae a new subfamily (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Systematic Entomology 38(3): 626–636.

Krosch MN, Schutze MK, Armstrong KF, Boontop Y, Boykin L, Chapman TA, Englezou A, Cameron SL, Hailstones D, Clarke AR (2013) Piecing together an integrative taxonomic puzzle: microsatellite, wing shape and aedeagus length analyses of Bactrocera dorsalis s.l. (Diptera: Tephritidae) find no evidence of multiple lineages in a proposed contact zone along the Thai/Malay Peninsula. Systematic Entomology 38(1): 2-13.

McTaggart AR, Geering ADW, Shivas RG (2013) Thekopsora minima causes blueberry rust in south-eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 8: 81–83.

McTaggart AR, Grice KR, Shivas RG (2013) First report of Vialaea minutella in Australia, its association with mango branch dieback and systematic placement of Vialaea in the Xylariales. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 8: 63–66.

Miles AK, Tan YP, Tan MK, Donovan NJ, Ghalayini A, Drenth A (2013) Phyllosticta spp. on cultivated Citrus in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 42: 461-467.

Mound LA, Dang LH, Tree DJ (2013) Genera of fungivorous Phlaeothripinae (Thysanoptera) from dead branches and leaf-litter in Australia. Zootaxa 3681 (3): 201-224.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2013) Australian spore-feeding thrips of the genus Phaulothrips (Thysanoptera, Idolothripinae). Zootaxa 3608: 239-252.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2013) Fungus-feeding thrips from Australia in the world-wide genus Hoplandrothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae). Zootaxa 3700 (3): 476-494.

Mound LA, Tree DJ, Sartiami DC (2013)  The greenhouse pest, Echinothrips americanus Morgan, recorded for the first time from Australia and Java. Myrmecia Vol. 49; 54-57.

Nagalingam K, Balagawi S, Schutze MK, Clarke AR (2013) Evolution of lure response in tephritid fruit flies: phytochemicals as drivers of sexual selection. Animal Behaviour 85: 781-789.

Nayak MK, Holloway JC, Emery RN, Pavic H, Bartlett J, Collins PJ  (2013) Strong resistance to phosphine in flat grain beetle, Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens) (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae): its characterisation and development of a ‘rapid test’ for diagnosis. Pest Management Science 69(1): 48–53.

Sallam N, Braithwaite K, Tree D (2013) Oriental rice thrips, Stenchaetothrips biformis (Bagnall), recorded attacking sugarcane for the first time in Australia. Proceedings of the 35th Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Conference, Townsville, 6pp (CD version).

Schutze MK, Jessup A, Ul-Haq I, Vreysen MJB, Wornoayporn V, Vera MT, Clarke AR (2013) Mating compatibility among four members of the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 106(2): 695-707.

Shivas RG, Tan YP, Grice KRE (2013) Phyllosticta species on orchids (Orchidaceae), introducing Phyllosticta speewahensis sp. nov. (Phyllostictaceae, Ascomycota) from northern Australia. Sydowia 65: 139–146.

Shivas RG, Balu A, Singh S, Ahmed SI, Dhileepan K (2013) Ravenelia acaciae-arabicae and Ravenelia evansii are distinct species on Acacia nilotica subsp. indica in India. Australasian Mycologist 31: 31–37.

Shivas RG, Lutz M, McTaggart AR, Vánky K (2013) Emended description of Anomalomyces (Ustilaginales), including Anomalomyces yakirrae sp. nov. on Yakirra paucifl pauciflora (Poaceae) from Australia. Mycobiota 1: 17–24.

Tan YP, Edwards J, Grice KRE, Shivas RG (2013) Molecular phylogenetic analysis reveals six new species of Diaporthe from Australia. Fungal Diversity 61: 251–260.

Tree DJ, Mound, LA (2013) Leichhardt’s vanishing thrips: a remarkable new genus and species of Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 58: 375-379.

Vánky K, Shivas RG (2013) Aizoago, a new genus, and two new species of smut fungi (Ustilaginales) on Tetragonia (Aizoaceae) in Australia. Mycobiota 1, 1–7.

Vánky K, Shivas RG, Barrett MD, Lutz, M (2013) Eriocortex eriocauli, gen. et sp. nov. (Ustilaginomycetes) from Australia. Mycobiota 1: 9–16.


Bhasabutra T, Seemadua S, Shivas RG (2012) First record of Prospodium appendiculatum on Tecoma stans in Thailand. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 7: 123-124.

Crous PW, Summerell BA, Shivas RG, Carnegie AJ, Groenewald JZ (2012) A re-appraisal of Harknessia (Diaporthales), and the introduction of Harknessiaceae fam. nov. Persoonia 28: 49–65.

Damm U, Cannon PF, Woudenberg JHC, Johnston PR, Weir BS, Tan YP, Shivas RG, Crous PW (2012) The Colletotrichum boninense species complex. Studies in Mycology. 73: 1–36.

Dann EK, Cooke AW, Forsberg LI, Pegg KG, Tan YP, Shivas RG (2012) Pathogenicity studies in avocado with three nectriaceous fungi, Calonectria ilicicola, Gliocladiopsis sp. and Ilyonectria liriodendri. Plant Pathology 61, 896–902.

Golzar H, Tan YP, Shivas RG, Wang C (2012) First report of shoot blight of persimmon caused by Diaporthe neotheicola in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 7: 115-117.

Khan M, Byers K, Bartlett J, Pathania N (2012) Queensland fruit fly and cotton boll rot. The Australian Cottongrower 33(3): 14–15.

Lambkin TA, Swain AJ, Rice SJ, Bartlett JS, Zalucki MP (2012) Field assessments of control agents for lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) using litter sampling. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(3): 979–987.

Krosch MN, Schutze MK, Armstrong KF, Graham GC, Yeates DK, Clarke AR (2012) A molecular phylogeny for the Tribe Dacini (Diptera: Tephritidae): systematic and biogeographic implications. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 513-523.

Liberato JR, Shivas RG (2012) Powdery mildews on Clitoria in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 7: 111-114.

Lombard L, Shivas RG, To-Anun C, Crous PW (2012) Phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Cylindrocladiella. Mycological Progress 11 (4): 835-868.

Male MF, Tan YP, Vawdrey LL, Shivas RG (2012) Recovery, pathogenicity and molecular sequencing of Calonectria ilicicola which causes collar rot on Carica papaya in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 7: 137-138.

Manamgoda DS, Cai L, McKenzie EHC, Crous PW, Madrid H, Chukeatirote E, Shivas RG, Tan YP, Hyde KD (2012) A phylogenetic and taxonomic re-evaluation of the Bipolaris – Cochliobolus – Curvularia complex. Fungal Diversity 56: 131–144.

McTaggart AR, Ryley MJ, Shivas RG (2012) First report of the powdery mildew Erysiphe diffusa on soybean in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 7: 127-129.

McTaggart AR, Shivas RG, Geering ADW, Callaghan B, Vánky K, Scharaschkin T (2012) Soral synapomorphies are significant for the systematics of the Ustilago-Sporisorium-Macalpinomyces complex (Ustilaginaceae). Persoonia 29: 63–77.

McTaggart AR, Shivas RG, Geering, Vánky K, Scharaschkin T (2012) A review of Ustilago-Sporisorium-Macalpinomyces complex. Persoonia 29: 55–62.

McTaggart AR, Shivas RG, Geering, Vánky K, Scharaschkin T (2012) Taxonomic revision of Ustilago, Sporisorium and Macalpinomyces. Persoonia 29: 116–132.

Royer JE, Hancock DL (2012) New distribution and lure records of Dacinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Queensland, Australia, and a description of a new species of Dacus Fabricius. Australian Journal of Entomology 51, 239–247.

Seemadua S, Bhasabutra T, Beasley DR, Tan YP, Shivas RG (2012) A new host genus and species (Afzelia xylocarpa) for Phakopsora pachyrhizi found in Thailand. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 7: 125-126.

Schutze MK, Jessup A, Clarke AR (2012) Wing shape as a potential discriminator of morphologically similar pest taxa within the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 102: 103-111.

Schutze MK, Krosch MN, Armstrong KF, Chapman TA, Englezou A, Chomič A, Cameron SL, Hailstones D, Clarke AR (2012) Population structure of Bactrocera dorsalis s.s., B. papayae and B. philippinensis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in southeast Asia: evidence for a single species hypothesis using mitochondrial DNA and wing-shape data. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 130.

Shivas RG, Cai L (2012) Cryptic fungal species unmasked. Microbiology Australia 33, 36–37.

Shivas RG, Telle S, Ryley MJ, Thines M (2012). Peronosclerospora australiensis sp. nov. and Peronosclerospora sargae sp. nov., two newly recognised downy mildews on grasses in northern Australia, and their biosecurity implications. Australasian Plant Pathology 41: 125–130.

Tree DJ, Walter GH (2012) Diversity and abundance of fungivorous thrips (Thysanoptera) associated with leaf-litter and bark across forest types and two tree genera in subtropical Australia. Journal of Natural History 46: 2897-2918.

Tree DJ (2012) First record of Gynaikothrips uzeli (Zimmermann) (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) from Australia. Australian Entomologist 39(3): 105-108.

Wilson AJ, Schutze MK, Elmouttie D, Clarke AR (2012) Are insect frugivores always plant pests? The impact of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) larvae on host plant fitness. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 6(4): 635-647.

You MP, Lanoiselet V, Wang CP, Shivas RG, Li YP, Barbetti MJ (2012) First report of rice blast Magnaporthe oryzae B.C. Couch) on rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Western Australia. Plant Disease 96: 1228.


Cai L, Giraud T, Zhang N, Begerow D, Cai G, Shivas RG (2011) The evolution of species concepts and species recognition criteria in plant pathogenic fungi. Fungal Diversity 50: 121-133.

Crous PW, Groenewald JZ, Shivas RG, Edwards J, Seifert KA, Alfenas AC, Alfenas RF, Burgess TI, Carnegie,AJ, Hardy GEStJ, Hiscock N, Hüberli D, Jung T, Louis-Seize G, Okada G, Pereira OL, Stukely MJC, Wang W, White GP, Young AJ, McTaggart AR, Pascoe IG ,Porter IJ, Quaedvlieg W (2011) Fungal Planet description sheets: 69–91. Persoonia 26: 108-156.

Glienke C, Pereira OL, Stringari D, Fabris J, Kava-Cordeiro V, Galli-Terasawa L, Cunnington J, Shivas RG, Groenewald JZ, Crous PW (2011) Endophytic and pathogenic Phyllosticta species, with reference to those associated with Citrus Black Spot. Persoonia 26: 47-56.

Hawksworth DL, Crous PW,, Redhead SA, Reynolds DR, Samson RA, Seifert KA, Taylor JW, Wingfield MJ, Abaci O, Aime C, Asan A, Bai F-Y, de Beer ZW, Begerow D, Berikten D, Boekhouf T, Buchanan PK, Burgess T, Buzina W, Cai L, Cannon PF, Crane JL, Damm U, Daniel H-M, van Diepeningen AD, Druzhinina I, Dyer PS, Eberhardf U, Fell JW, Frisvad JC, Geiser DM, Gem J, Glienke C, Grafenhan T, Groenewald JZ, Groenewald M, de Gruyter J, Gueho-Kellermann E, Guo L-D, Hibbett DS, Hong S-B, de Hoog GS, Houbraken J, Huhndorf SM, Hyde KD, Ismail A, Johnston PR, Kadaifciler DG, Kirk PM, Kojalg U, Kurtzman CP, Lagneau P-E, Levesque CA, Liu X, Lombard L, Meyer W, Miller A, Minter DW, Najafzadeh MJ, Norvell L, Ozerskaya SM, Ozig R, Pennycook SR, Peterson SW, Pettersson OV, Quaedvlieg W, Robert VA, Ruibal C, Schnurer J, Schroers H-J, Shivas RG, Slippers B, Spierenburg H, Takashima M, Takin E, Thines M, Thrane U, Uztan AH, van Raak M, Varga J, Vasco A, Verkley G, Videira SIR, de Vries RP, Weir BS, Yilmaz N, Yurkov A, Zhang N (2011) The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus 2: 105-112.

Lambkin C, Bartlett JS (2011) Bush Blitz aids description of three new species and a new genus of Australian beeflies (Diptera: Bombyliidae: Exoprosopini). Zookeys 150: 231-280.

Lambkin CL, Boulter SL, Starick NT, Cantrell BK, Bickel DJ, Wright SG, Power N, Schutze MK, Turco F, Nakamura A, Burwell CJ (2011) Altitudinal and seasonal variation in the family-level assemblages of flies (Diptera) in an Australian subtropical rainforest: one hundred thousand and counting! Memoirs of the Queensland Museum — Nature 55: 315-331.

Liberato JR, Shivas RG (2011) First report of Hemileia wrightiae on Wrightia spp. in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 6: 80–83.

Male MF, Tan YP, Vawdrey LL, Shivas RG (2011) Elucidation of the taxonomy and pathological status of Pyricularia associated with banana blast in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 6: 22-25.

Mound LA, Tree DJ (2011) Australian spore-feeding Thysanoptera of the genus Bactrothrips (Phlaeothripidae – Idolothripinae). Zootaxa 3087: 56-65.

Mound, LA, Tree DJ (2011) New records and four new species of Australian Thripidae (Thysanoptera) emphasise faunal relationships between northern Australia and Asia. Zootaxa 2764: 35-48.

Piatek M, Shivas RG (2011) Sporisorium warambiense sp. nov., a fourth smut fungus on Xerochloa in Australia. Mycological Progress 10: 57-60.

Shivas RG, Barrett MD, Barrett RL, Vánky K (2011) Two new species of Moreaua (Ustilaginomycetes), on Actinoschoenus and Chrysitrix, from Western Australia. Mycologia Balcanica 8: 137–140.

Shivas RG, Grice KRE and Young AJ (2011). Ramichloridium spp. on Musa in northern Queensland: introducing Ramichloridium ducassei sp. nov. on leaf streaks of Ducasse banana. Australasian Plant Pathology 40: 61-65.

Telle S, Shivas RG, Ryley MJ, Thines M (2011) Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Pseudocercospora (Oomycetes) reveals cryptic species and genetically distinct species parasitic to maize. European Journal of Plant Pathology 130: 521-528.

Tree DJ, Mound LA (2011) Thysanoptera of Lamington National Park, Australia, collected during the IBISCA-Queensland Project. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 55(2): 349-358.

Thompson SM, Tan YP, Young AJ, Neate SM, Aitken EAB, Shivas RG (2011) Stem cankers on sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in Australia reveal a complex of pathogenic Diaporthe (Phomopsis) species. Persoonia 27: 80-89.


Bartlett JS (2010) A new species of bicoloured Eleale Newman (Coleoptera: Cleridae) from the Northern Territory. Australian Entomologist 36(4): 183-188.

Davis RA, Carroll AR, Andrews KT, Boyle GM, Tran TL, Healy PC, Kalaitzis JA, Shivas RG (2010) Pestalactams A-C: novel caprolactams from the endophytic fungus Pestalotiopsis sp. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 8: 1785-1790.

Hyde KD, Chomnunti P, Crous PW, Groenewald JZ, Damm U, Ko Ko TW, Shivas RG, Summerell BA, Tan YP (2010) A case for re-inventory of Australia’s plant pathogens. Persoonia 25: 50–60.

Morin L, Shivas RG, Tan YP (2010). Austropleospora osteospermi gen. et sp. nov. and its host specificity and distribution on Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata in Australia. Fungal Diversity, 40: 65-74.

Mound LA, Tree DJ, Goldarazena A. (2010) New records and four new species of Australian Thripidae (Thysanoptera) emphasise faunal relationships between northern Australia and Asia. Zootaxa 2620: 63-68.

Shivas RG, McTaggart AR, Ryley MJ, Scharaschkin T, Gambley CF (2010) First report of the smut fungus Ustanciosporium appendiculatum in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 5: 17-18.

Shivas RG, Young, AJ and McNeil BC (2010) Pseudocercospora microsori. Persoonia 25: 157-156.

Tree DJ (2010) Intrapopulation variation in an Australian population of the North American thrips, Bagnalliella yuccae (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), a new record from Australia. Florida Entomologist 93(3): 346-351.

Tree DJ, Mound LA, Waler GH (2010) Fungal spore-feeding by adult and larval Mecynothrips hardyi (Priesner) (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Journal of Natural History 44: 307-316.