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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
Abstract The soybean pod gall midge is an important pest of soybean in Japan and is known to occur also in Indonesia and China. This gall midge is described from Japan as Asphondylia yushimaisp. n.Expand
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Distribution range shift of two allied species, Nezara viridula and N. antennata(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Japan, possibly due to global warming
Intensive and successive field surveys on the relative abundance of Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and N. antennata at various localities in northern Kyushu, Japan, together with scatteredExpand
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Host Alternation by Gall Midges of the Genus Asphondylia ( Diptera : Cecidomyiidae )
Host alternation by Asphondylia gennadii (Marchal) and Asphondylia baca Monzen was studied. The DNA analysis revealed that at least Ceratonia siliqua Linnaeus (Fabaceae), Urginea maritime (Linnaeus)Expand
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Radiation of gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan
Summary Based on literature surveys and morphological and DNA sequencing data, we examined patterns of host association at the generic level for the Japanese gall midges. Many examples of associationExpand
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Occurrence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan and South Korea
A gall midge species forming leaf margin roll galls on Robinia pseudoacaciaL. (Fabaceae)was newly foundin Japan and SouthKorea. Based on morphological features,this gallmidgewas identifiedasExpand
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Distribution of Asteralobia Gall Midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Causing Axillary Bud Galls on Ilex Species (Aquifoliaceae) in Japan
Werevisedandanalyzeddistributionalinformationon two nominal and someunidentifiedJapaneseAsteralobiaspeciesthat produceaxillarybud galls on Ilex species(Aquifoliaceae).Galls on I.maximowicziana areExpand
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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), andExpand
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Life History Patterns and Host Ranges of the Genus Asphondylia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
Based on ecological, morphological, distributional, and molecular data, the Japanese Asphondylia gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) were classified into the following five groups in terms of lifeExpand
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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 (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), which induces stem, petiole, and leaf galls on Erythrina variegata L. (Fabaceae), was found on the following six islands inExpand
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Host Range and Life History of Asphondylia sphaera (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae): Use of Short-Term Alternate Hosts
Abstract Partial sequencing of mitochondrial DNA in the cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene of larvae, pupae, and reared adults confirmed that Asphondylia sphaera Monzen (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)Expand
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