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|Title:||Biology of the Eucalypt gall-forming fly Fergusonia flavicornis Malloch (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and its associated hymenopterans in South Australia, with a description of a new species of Bracon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)|
|Citation:||Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 1996; 120(4):131-146|
|Abstract:||Galls initiated by the association of Fergusonina flavicornis Malloch (Insecta: Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and Fergusobia sp. (Nematoda: Sphaerulariidae) on Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. at Goolwa, South Australia were monitored during a single, late summer generation for emergence of flies and associated Hymenoptera. The morphology of the galls is described for the first time. A total of 12 hymenopteran species was reared from galls, twice the number previously recorded from Fergusonina/Fergusobia galls. There was a strong positive correlation between emergence of flies, combined totals of flies and wasps and gall size. Bracon fergusoninus sp. nov., a probable primary parasitoid of F. flavicornis larvae, is described. Notes on the biology and taxonomy of each hymenopteran species are presented along with an illustrated key to their identification.|
|Keywords:||Eucalyptus; gall-forming; Fergusonina; Diptera; Fergusoninidae; parasitic Hymenoptera; Braconidae; Bracon; Fergusobia; Nematoda; Sphaerulariidae|
|Appears in Collections:||Agriculture, Food and Wine publications|
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