, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 449–459 | Cite as

Occurrence of two localMegastigmus species parasitic on the eucalyptus gall waspLeptocybe invasa in Israel and Turkey

  • Alex Protasov
  • Miktat Doĝanlar
  • John La Salle
  • Zvi MendelEmail author


Two localMegastigmus species were found to be parasitoids on the invasive Eucalyptus gall waspLeptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle in Turkey and Israel.Megastigmus sp, from Israel is a larval and pupal parasitoid ofL. Invasa. Both species are biparental. Features showing morphological differences between them are presented. The biology, distribution and potential efficiency as biological control agents are discussed.

Key words

Adaptation biological control invasive species longevity seasonal occurrence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Protasov
    • 1
  • Miktat Doĝanlar
    • 2
  • John La Salle
    • 3
  • Zvi Mendel
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dept of Entomology, AROThe Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Ziraat Fakültesi, Bitki Koruma BölümüMustafa Kemal ÜniversitesiAntakya, HatayTurkey
  3. 3.CSIRO EntomologyCanberraAustralia

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