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Austrocynipidae

Gall wasps of Australia

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea)

ClassificationCynipoidea keys

Austrocynips Riek, 1971
Distribution Australia.
Biology Austrocynips mirabilis Riek, 1971 was reared from cones of hoop pine (Auracaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D. Don) that were infested with oecophorid moths (Ronquist, 1995).

References

Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang CT, van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera):a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(4): 1–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa003

Riek EF. 1971. A new subfamily of cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea) from Australia. In: Entomological Essays to Commemorate the Retirement of Professor K. Yasumatsu (eds S Asahinas, J Linsley Gressitt, Z Hidaka, T Nishida & K Nomura), pp. 107–112. Hokuryukan Publishing Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

Ritchie, A.J. 1993. Superfamily Cynipoidea (pp. 521-536). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Ronquist, F. 1995. Phylogeny and classification of the Liopteridae, an archaic group of cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 46: 1-74.

Ronquist, F. 1999. Phylogeny, classification and evolution of the Cynipoidea. Zoologica Scripta 28:139–164.

Ronquist, F. & Liljeblad, J. 2001. Evolution of the gall wasp–host plant association. Evolution 55: 2503–2522.

Credits

Photographs © Matt Buffington (USDA/ARS)

Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) and Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History) both played an integral role in the development of the Cynipoidea pages.


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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