Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of a phytophagous seed chalcid from Brazilian peppertree in Florida.

Abstract

A collection of drupes of the ornamental tree Schinus terebinthifolius in Palm Beach County, Florida, in February 1988 yielded several specimens of microhymenoptera which were identified as Megastigmus transvaalensis. This was the first record of this species from Florida and the first record from S. terebinthifolius in the continental USA. Its mode of entry into the USA is discussed.