Review of the cynipid gall wasps of the genus Loxaulus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) with descriptions of new species

George Melika, Warren G. Abrahamson

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Diagnostic characters of the genus Loxaulus Mayr and a key to all fourteen species are given. Two species are newly synonymized: Compsodryoxenus humilis Weld is a new synonym of Loxaulus vaccinii (Ashmead) and Loxaulus ashmeadi Kieffer is a new synonym of Loxaulus quercusmammula (Bassett). Lecto- and paralectotypes of L. beutenmuelleri Weld, C. ferrugineus Gillette, C. quercusmammula Bassett, and C. tenuis Weld are designated. Two new species, L. huberi and L. masneri are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-211
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2000



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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