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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance

Location: Systematic Entomology

Title: Catalogue of Australian Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera)

Authors
item Paretas-Martinez,
item Forshage, M.
item Buffington, Matthew
item Fisher, Nicole
item La Salle, J.
item Pujade-Villar, J.

Submitted to: Australian Journal of Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2012
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Citation: Paretas-Martinez, Forshage, M., Buffington, M.L., Fisher, N., La Salle, J., Pujade-Villar, J. 2012. Catalogue of Australian Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). Australian Journal of Entomology. 52:73-86.

Interpretive Summary: Comprehensive lists of species are critical to our understanding of biodiversity. The traditional form of these lists are catalogues, where each species name has been carefully researched for accuracy, and important specimens have been examined to confirm their identity. This paper is a catalogue of the gall wasps of Australia, the first catalogue of the group from this region. This catalogue will help communication between researchers regarding the identification of invasive species and species of agricultural importance.

Technical Abstract: A catalogue of all families, subfamilies, genera, and species of Cynipoidea present in Australia is presented here. The Australian cynipoid fauna is very poorly known, with 37 genera cited: one each for Austrocynipidae, Ibaliidae, Liopteridae, two for Cynipidae, and 32 for Figitidae. The first Australian records are given for the following genera of Eucoilinae: Aganaspis Lin, Areaspis Lin, Chrestosema Förster, Didyctium Riley, Endecameris Yoshimoto, Ganaspis Förster, Leptolamina Yoshimoto, Micreriodes Yoshimoto, Pseudodiranchis Yoshimoto, Sinochresta Lin, and Weldia Yoshimoto. Nine new combinations, two new synonymies and one reinstatement are made. Aspects on the systematics, distribution, biology and morphology of all cynipoid families and figitid subfamilies in Australia are given. A multi-character online key to the genera of Australian Cynipoidea can be found at http://www.ces.csiro.au/keys/Hymenoptera/Australian_Cynipoidea/Australian-Cynipoidea-Keys.html

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