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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" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid 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)