Eschatocerini, Ashmead, 1903

Buffington, Matthew L., Forshage, Mattias, Liljeblad, Johan, Tang, Chang-Ti & Noort, Simon van, 2020, World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera): A Key to Higher- Level Groups, Insect Systematics and Diversity 4 (4), No. 1, pp. 1-69 : 44

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This monotypic tribe may feel unsatisfactory for taxonomy, but its erection is based on phylogeny ( Ronquist et al. 2015). This unusual group can be readily collected when host plants are located; otherwise, the taxon is rarely collected.

Biology. Species are gall inducers on Prosopis spp.   and Acacia spp.   ( Fabaceae   ) in South America.

Distribution. Arid regions of the Neotropics.

Relevant literature.Nieves-Aldrey and San Blas (2015) revised the tribe and described the biology in depth; Ronquist (1995b) and Ronquist et al. (2015) studied the phylogenetic placement of the group.


Eschatocerini Ashmead, 1903  

Eschatocerus Mayr, 1881   ; 3 species NT