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Eucalyptus psyllid and parasitoid wasp - Psyllaephagus bliteus

Eucalyptus psyllid and parasitoid wasp - Psyllaephagus bliteus
Brisbane, San Mateo County, California, USA
April 30, 2016
Adult parasitoid wasp that emerged from one of the lerps.

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Eucalyptus psyllid - Glycaspis brimblecombei Eucalyptus psyllid - Psyllaephagus bliteus Eucalyptus psyllid - Psyllaephagus bliteus Eucalyptus psyllid and parasitoid wasp - Psyllaephagus bliteus

This does appear to be P. bliteus, based ...
... on the relatively long ovipositor. However, there is another Psyllaephagus species present in California (with a slightly shorter ovipositor) that I have collected in association with G. brimblecombei (although I have not reared it out). I suspect this other species may be the female of P. brachiatus, a species that has been associated with Glycaspis species in its native Australia.

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Moved from ID Request.

Encyrtid (female)…
If you are certain that the host from which this encyrtid has emerged is Glycaspis brimblecombei, then I would create a species page for Psyllaephagus bliteus, since, as Chris has correctly mentioned, it is the only known chalcid parasitoid of this host.

See reference here.

 
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For what it's worth, the lerps definitely belong to Glycaspis brimblecombei.

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