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A new genus of oak gallwasp, Protobalandricus Melika, Nicholls & Stone (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) from California

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018


We describe a new genus of cynipid oak gallwasp, Protobalandricus Melika, Nicholls & Stone (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini). Protobalandricus gen. nov. includes one previously described species, Disholcaspis spectabilis (Kinsey), which induces stem swelling-like galls on golden cup oaks, Quercus section Protobalanus. Descriptions of the genus and diagnostic characters, including DNA sequence data, are presented.

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  • Andricus spectabilis, California, Disholcaspis spectabilis, Golden cup oak, Protobalanus

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