The Abundance and Population Dynamics of Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Galls on Eucalyptus spp. in China

  title={The Abundance and Population Dynamics of Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Galls on Eucalyptus spp. in China},
  author={Fangjun Zhu and S. Ren and Baoli Qiu and Z. Huang and Zheng-qiang Peng},
  journal={Journal of Integrative Agriculture},
Abstract The blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle, invaded China in 2007 and has subsequently caused substantial damage to eucalyptus trees. In the current paper, we investigated the susceptibility of 10 Eucalyptus spp. and Eucahetus dunnii to L. invasa in the field, determined the density of galls as well as the gall volume on these tree species, and monitored the population dynamics of wasps in Hainan and Guangdong provinces of China. The order of susceptibility to L. invasa… Expand
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