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A new genus of oak gallwasps, Cycloneuroterus Melika & Tang, with the description of five new species from Taiwan (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini)

Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, 40227 Taiwan
Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, Plant Protection & Soil Conservation Directorate of County Vas, Ambrozy setany 2, 9762 Tanakajd (Hungary)
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, Scotland, U.K
Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, 40227 Taiwan
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, Scotland, U.K
Hymenoptera Cynipidae oak gallwasp Cycloneuroterus Neuroterus taxonomy distribution biology


A new genus of cynipid oak gallwasp, Cycloneuroterus Melika & Tang (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), containing five new species, C. lilungi, C. longinuxus, C. lirongchiuea, C. fortuitusus and C. formosanus, is described from Taiwan. Diagnostic characters and generic limits of the new genus are discussed in detail and a key to a group of closely related genera which share a suite of diagnostic genus-level characters is given. Descriptions of galls and adults, data on the diagnosis, distribution, host plant associations and biology of the new species, and a key to all five species are given.


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