Phanacis neserorum sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Aylacini): First record of a phytophagous Afrotropical cynipoid gall wasp

G. Melika, G. L. Prinsloo

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Phanacis neserorum sp. n. is described from both sexes from South Africa. This species has been reared from the stems of Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Asteraceae) and is the first record of a phytophagous Afrotropical cynipoid wasp. The taxonomic placement of the new species within the genus Phanacis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalAfrican Entomology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007



  • Aylacini
  • Chrysanthemoides host
  • Cynipidae
  • Gall wasp
  • Phanacis
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Insect Science

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