Eurytoma tumoris a new insect pest of Christmas trees
C. S. Koehler, University of California
R. W. Stark, University of California
California Agriculture 18(10):6-6. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v018n10p6.
A new insect species, Eurytoma tumoris, has been found damaging pines grown for Christmas trees in Santa Cruz County. The trees are disfigured by galling or gouting of terminal and lateral growth and by shot-like holes made by the adult insects as they emerge from the galls. Damage so far has not been widespread, however, and has not been seen outside the county.
C. S. Koehler is Lecturer in Entomology and Assistant Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley. R. W. Stark is Associate Professor of Entomology and Associate Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley.