A new genus of oak gallwasp, Protobalandricus Melika, Nicholls & Stone (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) from California

James A. Nicholls, Graham N. Stone, G. Melika

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Abstract

We describe a new genus of cynipid oak gallwasp, Protobalandricus Melika, Nicholls & Stone (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini). Protobalandricus gen. nov. includes one previously described species, Disholcaspis spectabilis (Kinsey), which induces stem swelling-like galls on golden cup oaks, Quercus section Protobalanus. Descriptions of the genus and diagnostic characters, including DNA sequence data, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Number of pages12
JournalZootaxa
Volume4472
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2018

Keywords

  • Andricus spectabilis
  • California
  • Disholcaspis spectabilis
  • Golden cup oak
  • Protobalanus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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