PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE LEAF-GALL MIDGE ASPHONDYLIA SP. - A NEW INSECT PEST OF LONGAN (SAPINDACEAE) IN CHINA

H.Q. Hu, R.J. Wu, X.X. Wei, Z.J. Cai, J. Chen, S.L. Pan, S.X. Wen
The paper reported a new insect pest, which induces galls on longan leaves. It belongs to the genus Asphondylia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Cecidomyiinae: Asphondyliini). The gall midge induces cylindrical-shaped galls, proportionately more of which were located on primary lateral veins or midveins of the lower surface of host leaf, as compared with on the upper surface. The main characteristic of well-developed galls and adults were observed and described, as well as the occurrence and harm of gall midge.
Hu, H.Q., Wu, R.J., Wei, X.X., Cai, Z.J., Chen, J., Pan, S.L. and Wen, S.X. (2010). PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE LEAF-GALL MIDGE ASPHONDYLIA SP. - A NEW INSECT PEST OF LONGAN (SAPINDACEAE) IN CHINA. Acta Hortic. 863, 627-630
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.863.88
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.863.88
Asphondylia, Dimocarpus longan, gall, Cecidomyiidae, gall midge, China
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