Avetianella longoi (parasitoid)
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Avetianella longoi (parasitoid) Siscaro, 1992
This egg parasitoid has been successfully introduced in the 1990s from Australia into California against the eucalyptus longhorned borer, Phoracantha semipunctata. The beetles populations were significantly reduced following the introduction. A related longhorned beetle, Phoracantha recurva, also accidentally introduced into California (first record 1995), is also parasitized, but to a much lower degree. The parasitoid is often encapsulated and killed in the eggs of P. recurva (McDonald et al., 2015).