Interim profile, incomplete information
Details of this species in Australia
Invasiveness: Not invasive
Source: CABI, 2010
Species Notes for this Location:
It is uncertain whether Gonipterus scutellatus is native to southwestern Australia, or if it was introduced from the east. G. scutellatus is considered a pest of Eucalyptus globulus globulus, the Tasmanian blue gum tree.
Management Notes for this Location:
Anaphes nitens was introduced into south-western Australia from eastern Australia, and it has shown to be a successful biological control agent. Parasitism rates have been as high as almost 100% (summer). Tachnid flies also parasitise G. scutellatus larvae.
Last Modified: 4/10/2010 3:21:03 p.m.