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Lithosaphonecrus edurus Fang, Melika, and Tang, a New Cynipid Inquiline Species (Hymenoptera Cynipidae: Synergini) from Sichuan, China

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  • Z. Fang
  • C.-T. Tang
  • Y. Zhu
  • T. Xiong
  • F. Sinclair
  • J. Hearn
  • K.M. Mikolajczak
  • G. Melika
  • G.N. Stone
  • S. Fang
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>23/10/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Issue number4
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)805-820
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A new species of inquiline, Lithosaphonecrus edurus Fang, Melika, and Tang, new species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) is described from Emeishan, Sichuan Province, China. Lithosaphonecrus edurus is associated with an as yet undetermined cynipid gall on Lithocarpus cleistocarpus var. cleistocarpus and var. omeiensis, L. hancei and L. megalophyllus (Fagaceae). Description, diagnosis, phenology, and host association for the new species are given. The new species is supported by morphological and molecular data.