Discovery of a new plagiotrochus species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) Inducing galls on the evergreen Oak in Japan

Tatsuya Ide, Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe

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Abstract

Plagiotrochus masudai Ide, Wachi & Abe sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), a gall inducer on Quercus (Cyclohalanopsis) glauca Thunberg in Japan, is described. This is the first description of an oak gall wasp species (tribe Cynipini) inducing galls on Cyclohalanopsis. The unique life cycle of P. masudai takes 3 yr to complete. The adult wasps of the sexual generation emerge from bud galls on Q. glauca in spring of the first year, and those of the asexual generation emerge from twig galls in spring of the third year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-843
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
Volume103
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010

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  • Insect Science

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