New record of an alien gall midge, Oligotrophus betheli (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on a North American Juniperus horizontalis (Cupressaceae) in Japan, with reference to its ecological traits and possibility of further dispersal and host range expansion


On the basis of adult morphological features together with the profile of infestation on the host plant, we identify a gall midge that is responsible for the discoloration of young twig tips of Juniperus horizontalis Moench (Cupressaceae) in Japan to be Oligotrophus betheli Felt (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Both O. betheli and J. horizontalis are native to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13355-017-0492-1


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