First record of Quadrastichus mendeli, a parasitoid of Leptocybe invasa, in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Bush, Samantha J.
dc.contributor.author Dittrich-Schroder, Gudrun
dc.contributor.author Neser, S. (Stefanus), 1942-
dc.contributor.author Gevers, Caitlin
dc.contributor.author Baffoe, Kwabena O.
dc.contributor.author Slippers, Bernard
dc.contributor.author Hurley, Brett Phillip
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-17T08:57:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-17T08:57:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract Leptocybe invasa, the blue gum chalcid, is a well-known pest of Eucalyptus globally. Since it was first observed in the Mediterranean and Middle East in 2000, it has spread to other countries where Eucalyptus have been planted. Efforts to control it have included the release of a number of larval and pupal parasitoids. This report serves as the first record of the presence of Quadrastichus mendeli in South Africa, a parasitoid originally released as a biological control agent of L. invasa in Israel. The interactions and potential impacts on the other insects in the L. invasa galls will need to be investigated. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Members of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tsfs20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Samantha J Bush, Gudrun Dittrich-Schröder, Stefan Neser, Caitlin Gevers, Kwabena O Baffoe, Bernard Slippers & Brett P Hurley (2018) First record of Quadrastichus mendeli, a parasitoid of Leptocybe invasa, in South Africa, Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 80:3, 275-277, DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2017.1318347. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2070-2620 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2070-2639 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.2989/20702620.2017.1318347
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66188
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher NISC (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group) en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 NISC (Pty) Ltd. This is an electronic version of an article published in Southern Forests , vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 275-277, 2018. doi : 10.2989/20702620.2017.1318347. Southern Forests is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/tsfs20. en_ZA
dc.subject Biological control en_ZA
dc.subject Hymenoptera en_ZA
dc.subject Invasive pest en_ZA
dc.subject Eucalyptus en_ZA
dc.subject Gall wasp en_ZA
dc.subject Biological control en_ZA
dc.subject Taxonomy en_ZA
dc.subject Leptocybe invasa en_ZA
dc.subject Hymenoptera: Eulophidae en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Quadrastichus mendeli en_ZA
dc.title First record of Quadrastichus mendeli, a parasitoid of Leptocybe invasa, in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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