Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle, 2004

on Eucalyptus

Leptocybe invasa: galls on Eucalyptus spec.

Eucalyptus spec., Spain, Caceres, los Milanos © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Leptocybe invasa: galls on Eucalyptus spec.

the galling extends into the leaf

Leptocybe invasa: gall on Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Eucalyptus camaldulensis, France, dépt. Var, Le Pradet, lieu-dit “Lou Pigno” © Stéphane Claerbout: galled petiole

Leptocybe invasa: gall on Eucalyptus camaldulensis

galled midrib

Leptocybe invasa: gall on Eucalyptus camaldulensis

opened gall with two gall chambers

Leptocybe invasa: gall on Eucalyptus camaldulensis

galls, attacked by a fungus, and accompanied by some small galls of Ophelimus maskelli

gall

roundish or sausage-shaped swellings of te underside of the midrib, also the petiole or thinner parts of a young shoot. The galled often are red in colour. A gall measures 2 mm, but a single leaf can bear 50 galls. Pupation in the gall.

hostplants

Myrtaceae, monophagous

Eucalyptus camaldulensis.

notes

Species from Australia, now established in all regions where Eucalyptus are planted.

references

Dhahri, Ben Jamaa & Lo Verde (2010a), Inghilesi, Cervo, Pennacchio ao (2013a), Mendel, Protasov, Fisher & La Salle (2004a), Mifsud (2012a).

mod 15.iv.2018