Ceroptres quercusarbos ( Fitch, 1859 ), 2019

Lobato-Vila, Irene & Pujade-Villar, Juli, 2019, Revision of world Ceroptresini (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) with the description of a new genus and five new species, Zootaxa 4685 (1), pp. 1-67 : 60

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4685.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5A946337-6921-45CB-B6F8-F64BC48F2D5A

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797523

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E287CB-B210-FFA0-F3D0-805EFDD1F8AA

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scientific name

Ceroptres quercusarbos ( Fitch, 1859 )
status

incertae sedis

Ceroptres quercusarbos ( Fitch, 1859)   incertae sedis

Cynips   q. arbos Fitch, 1859   . N. Y. Trans. State Agr. Soc. 18: 809. Type material: destroyed.

Ceroptres arbos (Fitch) Osten-Sacken, 1865   . Proc. Ent. Soc. Phila. 4: 370 [Unjustified emendation for specific name]. Ceroptres quercus-arbos (Fitch) Weld, 1951   . U. S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Monog. 2: 614.

Ceroptres quercusarbos (Fitch) Burks in Krombein et al. 1979   . Smithson. Ins. Press: 1065.

Distribution. USA. State of New York (according to Burks (1979)).

Biology. Reared from galls of Callirhytis clavula ( Osten-Sacken, 1865)   on Q. alba   , according to Osten-Sacken (1865: 350).

Remarks. The type material of this species, which was deposited in USNM, was destroyed (only Fitch’s original label remaining without an insect on the pin) according to Melika & Buss (2002); like these authors, we only found an empty pin with the original Fitch’s type label in the USNM collection. Furthermore, Fitch’s original description (1859: 809) for Cynips   q. arbos   is very poor and thus insufficient to distinguish this species from the rest of Ceroptres   , and even to establish whether it really belongs to Ceroptres   . Osten-Sacken (1865: 370) only transferred the species to Ceroptres   , saying nothing about its morphology. Hence, we here propose to place Ceroptres quercusarbos ( Fitch, 1859)   as incertae sedis.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Cynipidae

Genus

Ceroptres

Loc

Ceroptres quercusarbos ( Fitch, 1859 )

Lobato-Vila, Irene & Pujade-Villar, Juli 2019
2019
Loc

Ceroptres quercusarbos (Fitch)

Burks in Krombein 1979
1979
Loc

Ceroptres quercus-arbos (Fitch)

Weld 1951
1951
Loc

Ceroptres arbos (Fitch)

Osten-Sacken 1865
1865
Loc

arbos

Fitch 1859
1859
Loc

Cynips

Linnaeus 1758
1758