Invertebrate Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae (wattle apple-gall wasp)

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Scientific Name: Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae

Common Names: wattle apple-gall wasp

Class: Insecta

Order: Hymenoptera

Family: Pteromalidae

Distribution: Where acacia longifolia is found

Habitat: Found on Acacia Longifolia

Field Notes: These wasps larvae are found in Galls on the plants stem. These Larvea cause the galls and feed off the sap of the plant. in countries where gall wasps are not present Acacia Longifolia can grow as high as 10m, however with the gall wasps only 2-3 meters such is the weakening effect on the plant.

The following examples were found on Acacia mucronata a similar species.



 

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Adult gall wasp. No idea if this is the same species, the galls are a different shape but found on an acacia.

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South Burnett Dec 2011
 
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