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Species Leptocybe invasa - Blue Gum Chalcid

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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" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Eulophidae
Subfamily Tetrastichinae
Genus Leptocybe
Species invasa (Blue Gum Chalcid)
Explanation of Names
Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle 2004
Size
♀ 1.1-1.4 mm (Wiley & Skelley 2008)
Range
native to Queensland, Australia, adventive around the world, incl. so. US (FAO 2012, Wiley & Skelley 2008)
Food
hosts: various eucalypts (FAO 2012)
Life Cycle
larvae form bump-shaped galls on the leaf midribs, petioles and stems of young trees, coppice and seedlings (FAO 2012)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 2008 (Wiley & Skelley 2008)
Internet References
Species profile (FAO 2012)
Fact sheet (Wiley & Skelley 2008)