Ibalia leucospoides leucospoides (Hochenwarth 1785), Hochenwarth, 1785

Ward, D. F., 2014, Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 3878 (6), pp. 563-579: 565

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3878.6.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:968051F6-9639-4145-AA0A-56763666EBBA

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6600CF74-FFC9-EA19-FF23-CFE118DB358B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ibalia leucospoides leucospoides (Hochenwarth 1785)
status

 

Ibalia leucospoides leucospoides (Hochenwarth 1785)  

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Ibalia leucospoides leucospoides   is a biological control agent, purposefully introduced into New Zealand for the control of the European woodwasp, Sirex noctilio ( Bain et al. 2012)   . Ibalia   is the largest cynipoid in New Zealand and is characterised by a strong laterally flattened metasoma, and with the marginal cell of forewing very long and narrow. It is now uncommon, but found throughout the country ( Nuttall 1989).

Ibalia l. leucospoides   was introduced in 1950–1951 from England and then again in 1966–1968 from Australia, where it had also been introduced as a biological control agent ( Bain et al. 2012). It was first recovered in New Zealand in 1957 and is considered to be established throughout New Zealand ( Nuttall 1989). In 1963, another subspecies, Ibalia leucospoides ensiger Norton   , was also introduced from California and also in 1966–1968 from Tasmania. Although this subspecies was found again in some forests it has interbred with I. l. leucospoides   and it has not been recognised since 1976 ( Nuttall 1989).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Ibaliidae

Genus

Ibalia

Loc

Ibalia leucospoides leucospoides (Hochenwarth 1785)

Ward, D. F. 2014
2014
Loc

Sirex noctilio (

Bain et al. 2012
2012