A new genus of oak gallwasp, Cyclocynips Melika, Tang & Sinclair (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), with descriptions of two new species from Taiwan

George Melika, Chang Ti Tang, Frazer Sinclair, Man Miao Yang, Konrad Lohse, Jack Hearn, James A. Nicholls, Graham N. Stone

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A new genus of cynipid oak gallwasp-Cyclocynips Melika, Tang, & Sinclair (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), with two new species-C. uberis and C. tumorvirgae-reared from galls on oaks of the Quercus subgenus Cyclobalanopsis is described from Taiwan. Descriptions of asexual generation adults and their diagnostic characters are presented. The likelihood of yet undiscovered sexual generations and the evolution of host-plant associations in these species are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-548
Number of pages15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2013



  • Cyclocynips
  • Cynipidae
  • Cytochrome b
  • Oak gallwasp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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