Life cycle of disholcaspis quercusvirens (Hymenoptera:Cynipidae) with a description of the sexual generation

George Melika, Eileen A. Buss*, James A. Nicholls, Jessica Platt Bird, Graham N. Stone

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Abstract

The life cycle of Disholcaspis quercusvirens Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), a species previously known only from its asexual generation, is closed with the association of generations confirmed using molecular data. The description and diagnosis of the sexual generation of D. quercusvirens is given. Morphological and molecular data are used to determine that Disholcaspis quercussuccinipes Ashmead is a new synonym of D. quercusvirens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-1001
Number of pages11
JournalFlorida Entomologist
Volume96
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • alternation of generations
  • Cynipini
  • Disholcaspis
  • life cycle

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