Descriptions of four new species of cynipid gall wasps of the genus Neuroterus Hartig (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) with redescriptions of some known species from the eastern United States

George Melika, Warren G. Abrahamson

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Abstract

Four new species of cynipid gall wasps of the genus Neuroterus Hartig from the eastern United States are described: N. archboldi Melika and Abrahamson, N. chapmanii Melika and Abrahamson, N. christi Melika and Abrahamson, and N. weldi Melika and Abrahamson. Four common eastern United States species of Neuroterus are redescribed and four species are newly synonymized: N. quercusbatatus (Fitch) (Cynips noxiosus Bassett, new synonymy); N. quercusirregularis (Osten Sacken) (Cynips quercusmajalis Bassett, new synonymy); N. quercusminutissimus (Ashmead); and N. quercusverrucarum (Osten Sacken) (Cynips flocossus Bassett and Neuroterus exiguissimus Bassett, new synonymies).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-573
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Volume99
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1997

Keywords

  • Biology
  • Cynipidae
  • Distribution
  • Gall wasps
  • Morphology
  • Neuroterus
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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