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Citrus gall wasp in Southern Australia

Summary

Citrus gall wasp (CGW), Bruchophagus fellis, is an Australian native insect pest whose natural host is the Australian finger lime (Citrus australasica).

CGW has traditionally been a pest of citrus trees in Queensland and mid to north NSW. It has recently established in the southern citrus production regions of Sunraysia, Riverland, and Riverina, where Australian orange production is concentrated.

Topics include:

  • Life cycle
  • Damage
  • Natural enemies
  • Monitoring management
  • Biological control
  • Chemical control



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Primefact 2010 Fourth Edition

Published: Dec 2018