A new genus of oak gallwasp, Heocynips fang, nieves-aldrey, and Melika (Hymenoptera: Cynpidae: Cynipini), from China

Zhiqiang Fang, Chang-Ti Tang, James A. Nicholls, Ying Zhu, Tieyi Xiong, Jack Hearn, Frazer Sinclair, George Melika, José-Luis Nieves-Aldrey, György Csóka, Katarzyna M Mikolajczak, Graham N. Stone, Shengguo Fang

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Abstract

The known species richness of oak gallwasps in Asia has increased tremendously in the past decade. However, the vast majority of taxa have been described from the east coast of Asia, and knowledge of oak gallwasps from Central Asia is still scant. Here we use molecular and morphological characters to describe a new genus of cynipid oak gallwasp, Heocynips Fang, Nieves-Aldrey, and Melika, n. gen. (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), and a new species Heocynips furvoaurantius Tang, Nicholls, and Stone, n. sp. from Emeishan, Sichuan Province, China. We present diagnostic characters for the new genus, including adult morphology and DNA sequence data, and provide biological information on host plant association, gall morphology and developmental phenology for the new species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-804
Number of pages18
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Volume122
Issue number4
Early online date23 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • oak gallwasps
  • Fagaceae
  • Quercus fabri
  • Emeishan
  • Heocynips
  • morphology
  • DNA

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