Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2008) 101, 297-300

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Peter Neerup Buhl and Carlo Duso (2008)
Platygaster robiniae n. sp. (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) parasitoid of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Europe
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101 (2), 297-300
Abstract: The gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) (Diptera Cecidomyiidae), originating from North America and damaging to black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), was detected for the first time in Europe (northern Italy) in 2003. In the subsequent years, the distribution of this O. robiniae in Europe has rapidly expanded and severe symptoms on plants were observed in a number of geographic areas. In Italy, O. robiniae populations are affected by various natural enemies, in particular by a parasitoid in the family Platygastridae. The species involved in parasitism, Platygaster robiniae, is described in this article.
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Database assignments for author(s): Carlo Duso

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
identification/taxonomy


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Obolodiplosis robiniae Robinia (crop) Italy
Platygaster robiniae (parasitoid) Obolodiplosis robiniae Robinia (crop)