Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Erythrina gall wasp, Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim, 2004 (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae): a new pest in Central America.

Abstract

Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim, 2004, which is considered a pest in Erythrina trees and is known in different tropical and warm regions of the world, is recorded in Panama, a country in the Central American region. Quadrastichus erythrinae were collected from galls on twigs and leaves of Erythrina variegata L. The presence of this species is expected to cause biodiversity and economic losses by affecting some ecosystem services such as habitat for species, nutrient recycling, primary production and soil formation.