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Species Ophelimus maskelli - Eucalyptus Gall Wasp

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Eulophidae
Subfamily Opheliminae
Genus Ophelimus
Species maskelli (Eucalyptus Gall Wasp)
Explanation of Names
Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead 1900)
Range
native to Australia, adventive in California & the Mediterranean
Life Cycle
Creates red/pink blister-like galls on Eucalyptus leaves
Remarks
First reported in CA in 2014 (Burke et al. 2015)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Hebrew University)