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Huber, J.T., Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, c/o K. W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0C6, Canada
Mendel, Z., Department of Entomology, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Protasov, A., Department of Entomology, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
La Salle, J., CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia
Two new species of Mymaridae, Stethynium ophelimi Huber and S. breviovipositor Huber, are described from Ophelimus maskelli, a gall-inducing pest of Eucalyptus camaldulensis accidentally introduced from Australia into the Mediterranean region and Africa. This is the first record of a species of Mymaridae reared as a larval parasitoid of a holometabolous insect. One or both of the Stethynium species are being considered for introduction into Israel for biological control of this pest. Galls containing late second or third instar larvae are suitable for successful development of Stethynium. Mean survival time in a mixed colony of adults fed with honey and water solution was 1-2 days. Stethynium perlatipenne Girault, syn. nov., is synonymized under S. flavinotae Girault. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
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Two new Australian species of Stethynium (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), larval parasitoids of Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) on Eucalyptus
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Huber, J.T., Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, c/o K. W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0C6, Canada
Mendel, Z., Department of Entomology, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Protasov, A., Department of Entomology, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
La Salle, J., CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia
Two new Australian species of Stethynium (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), larval parasitoids of Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) on Eucalyptus
Two new species of Mymaridae, Stethynium ophelimi Huber and S. breviovipositor Huber, are described from Ophelimus maskelli, a gall-inducing pest of Eucalyptus camaldulensis accidentally introduced from Australia into the Mediterranean region and Africa. This is the first record of a species of Mymaridae reared as a larval parasitoid of a holometabolous insect. One or both of the Stethynium species are being considered for introduction into Israel for biological control of this pest. Galls containing late second or third instar larvae are suitable for successful development of Stethynium. Mean survival time in a mixed colony of adults fed with honey and water solution was 1-2 days. Stethynium perlatipenne Girault, syn. nov., is synonymized under S. flavinotae Girault. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
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