oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new gall-forming Trypetid from South Africa

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In an earlier paper an attempt was made to correlate the host-plant preferences of certain groups of Trypetidae with their taxonomy. A suggestion was made of a series of genera from Afreutreta to Oedaspis, the gall-forming habit being, as far as the biology is known, a common characteristic. It has not yet been possible to make a detailed survey of the whole series, and much more biological data is still needed. Much more must also be known of the possibly more basic groups of species in the Tephritine genera Spathulina, Trupanea and others, and among which gall-making often occurs.

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