The blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) is widely distributed in Africa, America, Europe and Asia. Destructive damage of this wasp has been given much attention by many biologists and entomologists. We reviewed the invasive biology, distribution, mode of spread and situation of management of L. invasa in view of the status of rapid spread and serious damage. Research directions and methods of further studies were proposed, including reproductive mode and population expansion, impact factors and the formation mechanism of inducing gall, flight capacity of the wasp, effects of the ecological environment on distribution and occurrence, and control strategies. This information is beneficial to explore the mechanism of invasion and outbreak of invasive species.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 22 • No. 1