A new genus of oak gallwasp, Coffeikokkos Pujade-Villar & Melika, gen. n., with a description of a new species from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae)

Juli Pujade-Villar, Paul Hanson, George Melika

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Abstract

A new genus of oak gallwasp, Coffeikokkos Pujade-Villar & Melika, gen. n., is described from Costa Rica. Diagnostic characters and generic limits of the new genus are discussed in detail. The new genus includes Coffeikokkos copeyensis Pujade-Villar & Melika, sp. n., which induces galls on stems of Quercus bumelioides, an endemic oak to Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama. The new species and galls are described and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalZooKeys
Volume168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2012

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Keywords

  • Biology
  • Coffeikokkos
  • Cynipini
  • Distribution
  • Morphology
  • Neotropical region
  • Quercus bumelioides
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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