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Research Project: Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Immature stages of Scrobipalpula patagonica Povolný (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschemini), a gall inducer of Suaeda divaricata Moq. (Amaranthaceae) in Argentina with a summary of its parasitoids

item Adamski, D. - Retired ARS Employee
item Gates, Michael
item Torrens, Javier - Crilar-Conicet: Regional Research Centre La Rioja
item Fidalgo, Patricio - Crilar-Conicet: Regional Research Centre La Rioja
item Kula, Robert
item Buffington, Matthew

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/21/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Gall forming insects are often problematic in agricultural systems or as invasive species and their control can cost millions of dollars per year. Understanding the biology of the gall former and its associates provides information useful in the determination of the method of control that may be required. We provide the description of the immature of moth associated will galls formed by a fly and the parasitic wasps that attack it. This information will be useful to agriculturalists, entomologists and biocontrol workers.

Technical Abstract: Chaetotaxal maps and scanning electron micrographs supplement a descriptive text of the larva and pupa of Scrobipalpula patagonica Povolný (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschemini). Scrobipalpula patagonica is a gall inquiline of Suaeda divaricata Moq. (Amaranthaceae) in the 'Monte' region of Argentina. The habitus of S. patagonica is provided along with images of the semiarid habitat for it's host plant and associated gall. The parasitoids known to attack S. patagonica are summarized.