Université de Neuchâtel

Parasitoid recruitment to the globally invasive chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus

Aebi Alexandre ; Schönrogge, Karsten ; Melika, George ; Alma, Alberto ; Bosio, Giovanni ; Quacchia, Ambra ; Picciau, Luca ; Abe, Yoshihisa ; Moriya, Seichii ; Yara, Kaori ; Stone, Graham N

In: Galling Arthropods and Their Associates: Ecology and Evolution, 2006, p. 103-121

The chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a global pest of chestnut (Castanea). Established as a pest in the mid 20th century in Japan, Korea and the USA, this species has now reached Europe. Successful deployment of a biocontrol agent, Torymus sinensis, in Japan has led to its early release in Italy. Here we provide the first overview of the natural enemies associated...