*Communicated by H. F. Barnes, M.A., Ph.D., C.M.Z.S.
27. The Morphology and Anatomy of the Immature and Adult Stage s of Oligotrophus oleariæ Mask. (Cecidomyidæ, Diptera)
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 105, Issue 2, pages 405–420, July 1935
How to Cite
Anderson, J. A. T. (1935), 27. The Morphology and Anatomy of the Immature and Adult Stage s of Oligotrophus oleariæ Mask. (Cecidomyidæ, Diptera). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 105: 405–420. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1935.tb06257.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
- Received March 14, 1935: Read April 16, 1935.
- 1The gall-midge, Oligotrophus oleariæ, attacking the New Zealand native shrub Shawia (Olearia) paniculata Cheesem. has been re-classified as Oligotrophus oleariæ Mask. The midge causes damage only to the young buds of the plant, and does not attack the leaves, as was originally supposed.
- 2The life-history of the midge is described briefly. The larva is parasitized by two species of hymenopterous insects, Pteromalus sp. and Metaclisis oleariæ Mask.
- 3A description of the externals of the larva, pupa, and imago is given, together with an account of the anatomy of the larva and the imago.