Trichilogaster sp. [Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae], a potential biocontrol agent for the weedAcacia pycnantha [Fabaceae]

@article{Dennill2006TrichilogasterS,
  title={Trichilogaster sp. [Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae], a potential biocontrol agent for the weedAcacia pycnantha [Fabaceae]},
  author={G. Dennill and A. Gordon},
  journal={Entomophaga},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={295-301}
}
  • G. Dennill, A. Gordon
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Entomophaga
  • The gall wasp,Trichilogaster sp., was imported from Australia to assess its potential as an agent for the control of the invasive shrub/treeAcacia pycnantha Benth. in South Africa. Host specificity tests indicate safety for release; of 19 tree/shrub species tested, including 16 species closely related toA. pycnantha, galls developed only onA. pycnantha. However, galling intensity remained consistently low on the host plant; only 21–29% of the branches exposed to the wasp were galled during 3… CONTINUE READING
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