Quadrastichus erythrinae, erythrina gall wasp larvae, very very small. Found on one of my house wiliwili trees. I dissected a galling leaf stem about 1/2″ long and there were about 5 to ten larvae inside. Only manage to save one to photograph.
Common names: erythrina gall wasp, erythrina gall wasp (EGW) Taxonomic name: Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim Life Cycle Stages: Lifecycle stages Studies conducted by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) on Erythrina gall wasp (Quadrastichus erythrinae) indicate a life cycle (egg to adult) of about 20 days. A one-day old female wasp contains about 60 mature eggs … More wiliwili tree pests life cycle
Bruchid beetles (Specularis impressithorax), bean weevil, emerged from wiliwili seeds collected in September 2008. These seeds were stored in a glass jar for six months. the beetles lay dormant inside the seed and eat their way out through little hatches. One seed was infested with six beetles. Finding them emerged after a six months hibernation … More wiliwili tree pest bruchinae beetle