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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: New host plant and distribution records for Antistrophus laciniatus Gillette, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), an herb gall wasp on Silphium

Author
item Buffington, Matthew
item Prasifka, Jarrad
item Gates, Michael
item Kula, Robert
item Peterson, Kelsey

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/21/2017
Publication Date: 10/15/2017
Citation: Buffington, M.L., Prasifka, J., Gates, M.W., Kula, R.R., Peterson, K. 2017. New host plant and distribution records for Antistrophus laciniatus Gillette, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), an herb gall wasp on Silphium. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(4):660-666.

Interpretive Summary: Oilseed production in the United States is a mutli-million dollar crop annually across the Grewat plains. Insects that reduce yield are important to understand, so that control measures can be found. This paper reviews the insects living in and around the flower heads of cup plant and compass plant, two oilseed crops that are similar to sunflowers. The results of this research will be useful to bio-control practitioners, farmers, and extension entomologists.

Technical Abstract: n/a