Photo 2. Close-up of Photo 1 to show the galls - gross distortions of the leaves and petioles of Erythrina variegata.
Photo 3. Dieback of Erythrina variegata caused by the Erythrina gall wasp, Quadrastichus erythrinae.
Erythrina gall wasp
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Heu RA, Tsuda DM, Nagamine WT, Yalemar JA, Suh TH (2008) Erythrina erythrinae Kim (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). New Pest Advisory. No. 05-03. State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture; and from CABI (2015) Quadrastichus erythrinae (Erythrina gall wasp) Crop Protection Compendium (www.cabi.org/cpc). Photos 1&2 Albert (Bud) Mayfield, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org. Photo 3 Albert (Bud) Mayfield, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org. Photo 4 Richard Markham, ACIAR, Canberra. Photo 5 Erich G. Vallery, USDA Forest Service - SRS-4552, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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