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Abstract

First record of two gall-inducing wasps on Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.) in Syria.

Abstract

Two gall wasps were detected for the first time on the foliage and branches of Eucalyptus sp. trees in Syria. Leptocybe invasa Fisher and LaSalle detected in Aleppo, induced galls on petioles, leaf midribs and young branches, while Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) induced galls on Eucalyptus leaves. In addition, one parasitoid, Closterocerus chamaeleon was detected on Ophelimus maskelli, which calls for measures to protect it as a natural enemy for the wasp.