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    Author(s): Yang Zhong-qi; Sun Jiang-hua; James P. Pitts
    Date: 2004
    Source: J. Entomol. Sci. 39(2): 275-280
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    A new species of Tanaostigmodes (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Tanaostigmatidae) is described from China- Tanaostigmodes puerariae sp. nov. This is the first record of this family in China. This new species has potential as a biological control agent for control of kudzu, Pueraria lobate, in the U.S., because its preference for making leaf galls on kudzu. It was determined that the wasp has two generations per year, with the second generation overwintering as mature larvae in the gall on leaves that have dropped to the ground. Normally, only one wasp was found per gall, and a single kudzu leaf could ahve as many as 20 to 50 galls on its surface.

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    Citation

    Zhong-qi, Yang; Jiang-hua, Sun; Pitts, James P. 2004. First discovery of the family Tanaostigmatidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from China with a description of a new gall-making species utilizing kudzu leaves. J. Entomol. Sci. 39(2): 275-280

    Keywords

    Kudzu, gall-maker, biocontrol agent

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