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A new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damaging ornamental Callistemon (Myrtaceae) in Australia

Kolesik, Peter and Manners, Andrew G. and Hilles-Hayes, Brent (2017) A new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damaging ornamental Callistemon (Myrtaceae) in Australia. 2017, 4318 (2). p. 6. ISSN 1175-5334

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4318.2.12

Publisher URL: https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4318.2.12

Abstract

Callistemon (Myrtaceae) is a plant genus native to Australia with many cultivars grown as ornamentals worldwide. Several orange larvae of an undescribed gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) were found feeding within vegetative buds of Callistemon viminalis plants grown in a production greenhouse in Victoria, Australia. Infested buds stopped their development and, following the departure of larvae, turned necrotic. Pupation took place in the soil. Young potted plants were infested and severely retarded in their overall growth. The new species is described and named Dasineura callistemoni Kolesik sp. nov.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Diptera, bottle brush tree, cultivar “Little John”, cultivar “Captain Cook”, insect pest, horticulture
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Science > Biology > Genetics
Plant pests and diseases
Deposited On:13 Sep 2017 05:37
Last Modified:13 Sep 2017 05:37

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