Vol. 60, 2021
A Taxonomic Review of the Gall Wasp Genus Saphonecrus Dalla-Torre and Kieffer and other Oak Cynipid Inquilines (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) from Mainland China, with Updated Keys to Eastern Palaearctic and Oriental Species
Irene Lobato-Vila1, Yiping Wang2, George Melika3, Rui Guo2,4, Xiaoxue Ju2, and Juli Pujade-Villar1,*
de Barcelona, Facultat de Biologia, Departament de Biologia Evolutiva,
Ecologia i Cičncies Ambientals, Avda. Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona,
Spain. *Correspondence: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Pujade-Villar)
Received 28 September 2020 / Accepted 6 January 2020
the examination of the oak cynipid inquilines deposited in the
Parasitic Hymenoptera Collection of the Agriculture and Forestry
University of Zhejiang (ZAFU, China), we provide a revision of the
species of Saphonecrus, Lithosaphonecrus, Ufo
(Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) and Ceroptres (Hymenoptera:
Cynipidae: Ceroptresini) found in mainland China. Two new species of Saphonecrus are described: S. albidus Lobato-Vila and Pujade-Villar, sp. nov. and S. segmentatus Lobato-Vila and Pujade-Villar, sp. nov. Four Saphonecrus species (S. gilvus Melika and Schwéger, S. globosus Schwéger and Tang, S. leleyi Melika and Schwéger, and S. nantoui
Tang, Schwéger and Melika) are new records for this region. We also
provide new data on biology and distribution, redescriptions,
illustrations and corrections to some of the species, as well as
updated keys to Eastern Palaearctic and Oriental species of Saphonecrus and Ufo. Three species of Saphonecrus are considered to have an uncertain status: S. gemmariae (Ashmead) incertae sedis from the USA, S. excisus (Kieffer) nomen dubium from India, and S. sinicus Belizin incertae sedis from China. The validity of Saphonecrus in the Nearctic region as well as the current status of S. serratus Weld from Philippines and S. favanus Weld from the USA are discussed.
Key words: Gall wasps, Asia, Taxonomy, Identification key, New species.
Citation: Lobato-Vila I, Wang Y, Melika G, Guo R, Ju X, Pujade-Villar J. 2021. A taxonomic review of the gall wasp genus Saphonecrus
Dalla-Torre and Kieffer and other oak cynipid inquilines (Hymenoptera:
Cynipidae) from mainland China, with updated keys to Eastern
Palaearctic and Oriental species. Zool Stud 60:0i. doi:-.