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Abstract

First record of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa fisher and la salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), in Iraq.

Abstract

The eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), is a new genus and species recorded for the first time in Duhok city, Kurdistan region, Iraq. L. invasa makes galls on petioles, leaf midribs and young branches of Eucalyptus camaldulensis saplings and trees. This galling eventually can lead to heavily injured saplings. The average number of galls was 37.23 gall/branch, and major infestation was on leaf midribs with an average of 19.35 galls.