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Description of the soybean pod gall midge, Asphondylia yushimai sp. n. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a major pest of soybean and findings of host alternation
It is concluded that Prunus zippeliana Miquel is a winter host of the soybean pod gall midge and host alternation by A. yushimai is confirmed, the second finding of host alternations by a species of Asphondylia.
Distribution range shift of two allied species, Nezara viridula and N. antennata(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Japan, possibly due to global warming
Nezara viridula has been expanding its range northward since the 1960s and coincided well with the areas where the mean temperature of the coldest month exceeds 5°C that has been suggested to be the lowest thermal limit for N.viridula to overwinter successfully.
Host Alternation by Gall Midges of the Genus Asphondylia ( Diptera : Cecidomyiidae )
DNA analysis, together with morphological, ecological, and distributional information, indicated that the weigela leaf bud gall midge is identical with Asphondylia baca Monzen that produces fruit galls on Ampelopsis brevipedunculata and Trautvetter var.
Occurrence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan and South Korea
A gall midge species forming leaf margin roll galls on Robinia pseudoacacia was newly found in Japan and South Korea and identified as Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldemann), which is native to easternNorthAmerica.
Radiation of gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan
Detection of an invasive gall‐inducing pest, Quadrastichus erythrinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), causing damage to Erythrina variegata L. (Fabaceae) in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
In 2005, Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim, 2004, which induces stem, petiole, and leaf galls on Erythrina variegata L. (Fabaceae), was found on the following six islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan: Okinawa, Kume, Miyako, Ishigaki, Iriomote, and Hateruma.
Distribution of Asteralobia Gall Midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Causing Axillary Bud Galls on Ilex Species (Aquifoliaceae) in Japan
A wideandcommondistribution range of Asteralobia sasakii on I. crenata, I. paludosa, and I. maximowicziana suggesteda high dispersalability of the species.
Life History Patterns and Host Ranges of the Genus Asphondylia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
Japanese Asphondylia species seem to be less constrained by the phenology of their host plants than other leaf gallers and to have flexible potential for adaptation of their life history strategy to the habitat and life style of theirHost plants.
A mango pest, Procontarinia mangicola (Shi) comb. nov. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), recently found in Okinawa, Japan
A gall midge species producing circular blisters on mango leaves was found in 2000 at Tamagusuku Village on Okinawa Island, Japan. This gall midge is identified as Procontarinia mangicola (Shi), and…
New information on host plants and distribution ranges of an invasive gall midge, Contarinia maculipennis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), and its congeners in Japan
- N. Uechi, J. Yukawa, M. Tokuda, Tomoko Ganaha‐Kikumura, M. Taniguchi
- BiologyApplied Entomology and Zoology
- 15 May 2011
Gall midges of the genus Contarinia that infest the flower buds of various plant species have been newly found in Japan in recent years and were identified, on the basis of morphological features and molecular information, as an invasive gall midge, C. maculipennis.