New species of cynipid inquilines of the genus Synergus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) from the Eastern Palaearctic

Szabina Schwéger, George Melika, Chang Ti Tang, Péter Bihari, Miklós Bozsó, Graham N. Stone, James A. Nicholls, Zsolt Pénzes

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Abstract

Eight new species of cynipid inquilines, Synergus abei Melika & Schwéger, S. belizinellus Schwéger & Melika, S. changtitangi Melika & Schwéger, S. formosanus Schwéger & Melika, S. ishikarii Melika & Schwéger, S. kawakamii Tang & Melika, S. khazani Melika & Schwéger and S. symbioticus Schwéger & Melika, from the Eastern Palaearctic are described. Descriptions, diagnoses, biology, and host associations for the new species and a key to all known Eastern Palaearctic Synergus species are given. All taxa are supported by morphological and molecular data. We discuss the status of all previously described Eastern Palaearctic Synergus species, and provide validation and synonymization of some species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-497
Number of pages47
JournalZootaxa
Volume3999
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • Cynipidae
  • Inquiline
  • Morphology
  • Saphonecrus
  • Synergini
  • Synergus
  • Taxonomy

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