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Ophelimus maskelli
(Eucalyptus gall wasp)

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Ophelimus maskelli (Eucalyptus gall wasp)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 16 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Ophelimus maskelli
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Eucalyptus gall wasp
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead)

Preferred Common Name

  • Eucalyptus gall wasp

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Eulophidae
  •                             Genus: Ophelimus
  •                                 Species: Ophelimus maskelli

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 30 Jun 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent
EthiopiaPresent
KenyaAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
MadagascarPresent
MoroccoPresent
RwandaPresent
South AfricaPresent
TunisiaPresent
UgandaAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)

Asia

IranAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
IraqPresentHusseiniya area, Kerbala province.
IsraelPresent
SyriaPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

FrancePresent, Localized
-CorsicaPresent
GibraltarPresent
GreecePresent
ItalyPresent, Localized
-SardiniaPresent
-SicilyPresent
MaltaPresent
PortugalPresent, Localized
SpainPresent, Localized
-Balearic IslandsPresent
United KingdomPresent
-EnglandPresent, Localized

North America

United StatesPresent, Localized
-CaliforniaPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
New ZealandPresent

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

References

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Birhane Asayehegne Asfaw, 2018. First record of Eucalyptus Gall Wasp (EGW) (Ophelimus maskelli) (Ashmead) on Eucalyptus camaldulensis in Ethiopia. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 8(2), 112-117. http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.ijaf.20180802.10.html

Branco M; Boavida C; Durand N; Franco JC; Mendel Z, 2009. Presence of the Eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli and its parasitoid Closterocerus chamaeleon in Portugal: first record, geographic distribution and host preference. Phytoparasitica, 37(1):51-54. http://www.springerlink.com/content/n4ju4767p2242954/?p=cea56ccc28c947e8bb15586e5a7b2e10&pi=6

Burks RA; Mottern JL; Waterworth R; Paine TD, 2015. First report of the Eucalyptus gall wasp, Ophelimus maskelli (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an invasive pest on Eucalyptus, from the Western Hemisphere. Zootaxa, 3926(3):448-450. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2015/f/zt03926p450.pdf

Bush, S. J., Slippers, B., Neser, S., Harney, M., Dittrich-Schröder, G., Hurley, B. P., 2016. Six recently recorded Australian insects associated with Eucalyptus in South Africa. African Entomology, 24(2), 539-544. doi: 10.4001/003.024.0539

CABI/EPPO, 2011. Ophelimus maskelli. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.December. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 757.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Inghilesi, A. F., Cervo, R., Pennacchio, F., Roversi, P. F., Tricarico, E., Mazza, G., 2013. Alien insects on Eucalytpus spp.: an Australian biocenosis in Tuscany. Redia, 96, 21-26. http://www.redia.it

Protasov, A., Salle, J. la, Blumberg, D., Brand, D., Saphir, N., Assael, F., Fisher, N., Mendel, Z., 2007. Biology, revised taxonomy and impact on host plants of Ophelimus maskelli, an invasive gall inducer on Eucalyptus spp. in the Mediterranean area. Phytoparasitica, 35(1), 50-76. http://www.phytoparasitica.org

Trissi AN; Shehadi F, 2014. First record of two gall-inducing wasps on Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.) in Syria. Arab Journal of Plant Protection, 32(1):92-95. http://www.asplantprotection.org/PDF/AJPP/32-1-2014/92-95.pdf

Distribution References

Branco M, Boavida C, Durand N, Franco J C, Mendel Z, 2009. Presence of the Eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli and its parasitoid Closterocerus chamaeleon in Portugal: first record, geographic distribution and host preference. Phytoparasitica. 37 (1), 51-54. http://www.springerlink.com/content/n4ju4767p2242954/?p=cea56ccc28c947e8bb15586e5a7b2e10&pi=6

Burks R A, Mottern J L, Waterworth R, Paine T D, 2015. First report of the Eucalyptus gall wasp, Ophelimus maskelli (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an invasive pest on Eucalyptus, from the Western Hemisphere. Zootaxa. 3926 (3), 448-450. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2015/f/zt03926p450.pdf DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.3926.3.10

Bush S J, Slippers B, Neser S, Harney M, Dittrich-Schröder G, Hurley B P, 2016. Six recently recorded Australian insects associated with Eucalyptus in South Africa. African Entomology. 24 (2), 539-544. DOI:10.4001/003.024.0539

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI/EPPO, 2011. Ophelimus maskelli. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 757. DOI:10.1079/DMPP20113409545

EPPO, 2021. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

Inghilesi A F, Cervo R, Pennacchio F, Roversi P F, Tricarico E, Mazza G, 2013. Alien insects on Eucalytpus spp.: an Australian biocenosis in Tuscany. Redia. 21-26. http://www.redia.it

Lahouf A A, 2018. First record of the eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) in Kerbala province, Iraq. Arab Journal of Plant Protection. 36 (2), 123-125. DOI:10.22268/AJPP-036.2.123125

Malumphy C, Guillem R, Perez C, Bensusan K, 2020. Insect pest species of Eucalyptus in Gibraltar. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. 156 (1), 51-57. DOI:10.31184/M00138908.1561.4010

Protasov A, Salle J la, Blumberg D, Brand D, Saphir N, Assael F, Fisher N, Mendel Z, 2007. Biology, revised taxonomy and impact on host plants of Ophelimus maskelli, an invasive gall inducer on Eucalyptus spp. in the Mediterranean area. Phytoparasitica. 35 (1), 50-76. http://www.phytoparasitica.org

Trissi A N, Shehadi F, 2014. First record of two gall-inducing wasps on Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.) in Syria. Arab Journal of Plant Protection. 32 (1), 92-95. http://www.asplantprotection.org/PDF/AJPP/32-1-2014/92-95.pdf

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