New species of cynipid inquilines of the genus Ufo Melika & Pujade-Villar, 2005 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini)

George Melika, Chang Ti Tang, Man Miao Yang, Péter Bihari, Miklós Bozsó, Zsolt Pénzes

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Two new species of cynipid inquilines, Ufo nipponicus from Japan and U. cerroneuroteri from Taiwan are described. Descriptions, diagnoses, biology, and host associations for the new species and a key to Ufo species are given. Two Ufo species, U. shirakashii (Shinji) and U. shirokashicola (Shinji) are transferred to Saphonecrus. All taxa are supported by morphological and molecular data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-163
Number of pages21
Issue number3478
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2012



  • Cynipidae
  • Inquiline
  • Morphology
  • Saphonecrus
  • Synergini
  • Taxonomy
  • Ufo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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