Two new species of Fergusonina Malloch gall fly (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from leaf bud galls on black sallee (Eucalyptus stellulata) and manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis)

Purcell, Michaela F., Nelson, Leigh A., Thornhill, Andrew H., and Yeates, David K. (2013) Two new species of Fergusonina Malloch gall fly (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from leaf bud galls on black sallee (Eucalyptus stellulata) and manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52 (4). pp. 363-370.

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Abstract

Two new species of Fergusonina flies are described from terminal leaf bud galls on Eucalyptus from south-eastern Australia. Fergusonina herbaservus Nelson sp. nov. and Fergusonina manchesteri Purcell sp. nov. are the first species of fly from the genus Fergusonina to be described from Eucalyptus stellulata (black sallee) and E. viminalis (manna gum), respectively. The two species can be distinguished from all other described Fergusonina by host specificity, adult colour and setation, morphology of the genitalia, and morphology of the dorsal shield. These records represent the first record of Fergusonina galling for black sallee and a new Fergusonina gall type for manna gum.

Item ID: 35594
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-6055
Keywords: morphology, mutualism, Myrtaceae, nematode
Funders: Schlinger Foundation
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 15:53
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960803 Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna @ 90%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 10%
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