Story: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Leaf blister saw fly

Leaf blister saw fly

Recorded in the upper part of the North Island, the adult is a 4–6-millimetre-long, thick-waisted wasp with an orange head, prominent black compound eyes, and dark brown or black antennae. They are most commonly found on eucalyptus trees. The larvae excavate the inside of leaves, leaving a blistered and brown papery cuticle. Trees are unlikely to be killed, but may have their growth stunted.

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Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Forestry insect pests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17996/leaf-blister-saw-fly (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Alison Popay, published 24 Nov 2008