New genus and two new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damaging buds on Eucalyptus in Australia

Peter Kolesik, Gary S. Taylor*, Deborah S. Kent

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    Abstract

    Two new gall midges whose larvae damage leaf and branch buds of eucalypts in Australia are described and a new genus, Eucalyptodiplosis Kolesik (Cecidomyiidi: Cecidomyiini) is erected to contain them. The infested buds are deformed and do not develop further. Eucalyptodiplosis germinis Kolesik was found on Eucalyptus cosmophylla F. Muell. and Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. in natural bush vegetation in South Australia. Eucalyptodiplosis mcintyrei Kolesik is a potential pest of Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden in plantation forests in New South Wales with the potential to cause economically significant damage in young tree plantations. The basic biology of the midges is described and a key to adults of currently known Australian genera of the supertribe Cecidomyiidi is presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-29
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Journal of Entomology
    Volume41
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2002

    Keywords

    • Cecidomyiidae
    • Cecidomyiidi
    • Cecidomyiini
    • Eucalyptodiplosis germinis
    • Eucalyptodiplosis mcintyrei
    • Eucalyptus camaldulensis
    • Eucalyptus cosmophylla
    • Eucalyptus grandis
    • Gall midges
    • Insect taxonomy

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