gall wasp

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Synonyms for gall wasp

small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

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Taxonomy, biology, and efficacy of two Australian parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae).
rosae have parasitic activity on some other cynipids such as chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus [41,34].
The most common pests are aphids, thrips and various caterpillars, sawfly larvae, rose curculio, gall wasps and scale insects.
I have yet to find a single gall wasp that's the same as another.
I always knew gall wasps were going to make people beat a path to my door,'' Kinsey, soulfully played by Liam Neeson, says in Bill Condon's multifaceted biopic.
The cynipid gall wasp Besbicus mirabilis suffers up to 45% mortality as a result of a leaf endophyte that enters and spoils the gall by colonizing the nutritive cells lining the gall on which the insect feeds (Wilson 1995).
However, this does not necessarily lead to increased competition, and although competition has been suggested as an important force in structuring oak gall wasp communities (Askew 1984), field studies have not revealed severe intra- or interspecific competition among oak gall inducers (Washburn and Cornell 1981; Hails and Crawley 1991).
Alfred Kinsey was an entomologist by training, specializing in a single species of wasp, the gall wasp.
The characteristics and mode of damage of the newly discovered stem gall wasp are similar to those of the leaf gall wasp; however, stem gall wasps forming galls on the young twigs are more damaging to tree health than leaf gall wasps.
Overview Objectives: The gall wasp (Leptocybe invasa), an Australian-origin insect pest, is threatening the viability and sustainability of the expanding eucalypt plantations in the Mekong Region and worldwide.
Biological control of the eucalyptus gall wasp Ophellmus maskelli (Ashmead): Taxonomy and biology of the parasitoid Closterocerus chamaeleon (Girault), with information on its establishment in Israel.
First record of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa Fisher and La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), in Iraq.