In Nepal, the gall-inducing eupatorium gall fly (Procecidochares utilis) is deployed as a biological control agent against the invasive weed Ageratina adenophora. A new study by researchers at Tribhuvan University and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management shows size and abundance of galls induced by the fly are influenced by elevation, knowledge that can help in fine-tuning P. utilis-based biocontrol efforts.
By Ed Ricciuti In an era when reports proliferate about species careening towards extinction, field research by two University of Connecticut (UCONN) entomologists has turned up refreshing news: a subspecies […]
A University of Queensland graduate has identified a previously unknown species of insect living within reach of Australian suburbia. Thomas Semple investigated the insect responsible for bush coconuts in South […]
Have you seen strange lumpy growths on your plants? They might be galls caused by tiny wasps or flies.