Taxonomy, biology, and efficacy of two Australian parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle
Two species of Tetrastichinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Australia are described as parasitoids of Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle: Quadrastichus mendeli Kim & La Salle sp.nov. and Selitrichodes kryceri Kim & La Salle sp. nov. These parasitoids were introduced to Israel as part of a biological control program to counter the severe levels of damage caused by L. invasa to Eucalyptus plantations throughout the Mediterranean Basin. The biology of these species, as well as their potential as...[Show more]
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