Gall insect


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(Zool.) any insect that produces galls.

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The discoid gall insect preferred colonized the central portion than the border portion or near mid vein on transversal regions on a leaflet in the pasture one.
The growth and physiological responses of Silphium integrifolium to gall insect attack.
Reliable, long-term sites are needed by gall insect species because most are unable to move to a new site once gall initiation has commenced.
Ananthakrishnan, (ed.), Biology of gall insects. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, India.
The "enemy hypothesis" refers to the evolutionary mechanisms of gall formation in gall insects. According to this theory, gall formation is the result of a defence strategy against natural enemies, particularly predators, parasitoids, and pathogens [28].
Ants and other predators reduced the infestation of Eunica bechina Talbot 1928 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) and Edessa rufomarginata (De Geer, 1773) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), Prodiplosis floricola Felt 1907 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), petiole gall insects (Flymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)
2 A-F) and 233 gall insects were found on stems, belonging to two gall morphospecies (Fig.
Chapters focus on foliage feeding insects, bark and ambrosia beetles, large cambium and wood boring insects, sucking and gall insects, shoot and regeneration insects and those of tree reproductive structures and of wood in use.
bedeguaris has association with gall insects, especially cynipids.