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Type: Journal article
Title: New genus and two new species of gall midge (Diptera : Cecidomyiidae) damaging buds on Eucalyptus in Australia
Author: Kolesik, Peter
Taylor, Gary Stewart
Kent, D. S.
Citation: Australian Journal of Entomology, 2002; 41 (1):23-29
Publisher: Blackwell / Wiley
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 1326-6756
School/Discipline: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine : Plant and Food Science
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
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Peter Kolesik, Gary S Taylor and Deborah S Kent
Abstract: Two new gall midges whose larvae damage leaf and branch buds of eucalypts in Australia are described and a new genus, Eucalyptodiplosis Kolesik (Cecidomyiidi: Cecidomyiini) is erected to contain them. The infested buds are deformed and do not develop further. Eucalyptodiplosis germinis Kolesik was found on Eucalyptus cosmophylla F. Muell. and Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. in natural bush vegetation in South Australia. Eucalyptodiplosis mcintyrei Kolesik is a potential pest of Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden in plantation forests in New South Wales with the potential to cause economically significant damage in young tree plantations. The basic biology of the midges is described and a key to adults of currently known Australian genera of the supertribe Cecidomyiidi is presented.
Keywords: Cecidomyiidae; Cecidomyiidi; Cecidomyiini; Eucalyptodiplosis germinis; Eucalyptodiplosis mcintyrei; Eucalyptus camaldulensis; Eucalyptus cosmophylla; Eucalyptus grandis; gall midges; insect taxonomy
Description: Published in Australian Journal of Entomology, 2002; 41 (1):23-29 at
Provenance: Published Online: 26 Feb 2002
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-6055.2002.00261.x
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