Ophelimus spreads it wings
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Forest Health News No. 14, October 1992.
The gall wasp (Ophelimus sp.) affecting Eucalyptus botryoides and E. saligna in the Wellington to Foxton area was previously recorded in Opotiki, Auckland airport, and the Wairarapa. It has now been found in Northland. The new location is on the Tutukaka-Matapouri road 30km. from Whangarei. It would appear from these reports that Ophelimus is well established in the North Island.
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