Palaearctic occurrence of the genus Synophromorpha (Hymenoptera

Cynipidae) confirmed on the basis of a new species from Japan

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Abstract

Synophromorpha Ashmead is a genus of cynipid inquilines associated with Diastrophus galls on Rubus bushes. All described species, except S. tobiasi which doubtfully belongs to the genus, are restricted to the Nearctic Region. Synophromorpha taketanii sp. n., a fifth species of this genus, is described from Japan. This is the first reliable record of the genus from the Palaearctic Region and reveals that Synophromorpha has a disjunct distribution. Adults of S. taketanii emerged from stem galls on Rubus palmatus. Study of Periclistus natalis and P. quinlani showed that Synophromorpha and Periclistus intergrade. It is considered preferable to retain these two as separate genera on the basis of their host associations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalInsect Systematics and Evolution
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Cynipidae
Rubus
gall
Hymenoptera
stem galls
Nearctic Region
Japan
new species
Palearctic Region
inquilinism
disjunct distribution
galls
stem
Palaearctic region

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science
  • Ecology

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