A new inquiline species of Saphonecrus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) associated with cecidomyiid galls on oak trees in Japan

Nakatada Wachi, Tatsuya Ide, Yoshihisa Abe

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Abstract

A new inquiline oak gall wasp species, Saphonecrus yukawai Wachi, Ide & Abe, sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini), is described from Japan. Although most inquiline oak gall wasps are associated with cynipid galls on Quercus trees, the adult wasps of S. yukawai emerged from galls induced by the gall midge Ametrodiplosis acutissima (Monzen) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Quercus (sect. Cerris) acutissima Carruthers. Host shift from cynipid galls to cecidomyiid galls in inquiline oak gall wasps is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-373
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2011

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  • Insect Science

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