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A new gall midge of the genus Dentifibula (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a predator of the scale insect Aulacaspis australis feeding on mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Kolesik, P. and De Faveri, S. (2013) A new gall midge of the genus Dentifibula (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a predator of the scale insect Aulacaspis australis feeding on mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza. Australian Journal of Entomology . ISSN 13266756 (ISSN)

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aen.12057

Abstract

Dentifibula nigroapicalisKolesik sp. nov., a new species of gall midge, is described whose larvae were found preying on the mangrove scale insect Aulacaspis australisBrimblecombe (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae). The mangrove scale was feeding on leaves of the mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (Rhizophoraceae) in Queensland. The new species is the first DentifibulaFelt known from Australia. © 2013 Australian Entomological Society.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Correspondence Address: Kolesik, P.; Bionomics Ltd 31 Dalgleish Street Thebarton, SA 5031 Australiaemail: pkolesik@bionomics.com.au
Keywords:Aulacaspis martini Aulacaspis tubercularis Ceriops tagal Mangifera indica Mango Rhizophora stylosa
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Science > Entomology
Deposited On:01 Jul 2014 00:50
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