Euceroptrinae, Buffington and Liljeblad, 2008

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 (2020), No. 1, pp. 1-69 : 55

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1093/isd/ixaa003

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scientific name

Euceroptrinae
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Euceroptrinae

Figs. 251 and 252

This small group has been variously classified, most frequently as cynipids. Species are gall associates, presumably gall wasp parasitoids. Ronquist (1999) grouped them as members of the ‘figitoid inquilines’, but Buffington and Liljeblad (2008) revised the genus and recognized the group as a distinct subfamily; Buffington et al. (2007) phylogenetically recovered the group outside of the other gall-associated figitids.

Biology. Parasitoids or inquilines of Andricus spp. ( Cynipini ) on Quercus spp.

Distribution. Holarctic Region; mostly Nearctic, with one recent specimen seen from Serbia ( Buffington , pers. obsv.)

Relevant literature. Ashmead (1896) described the genus; Buffington and Liljeblad (2008) revised the genus and described the subfamily.

Classification.

Euceroptrinae Buffington and Liljeblad, 2008

Euceroptres Ashmead, 1896 ; 4 species NA

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Loc

Euceroptrinae

Buffington, Matthew L., Forshage, Mattias, Liljeblad, Johan, Tang, Chang-Ti & Noort, Simon van 2020
2020
Loc

Euceroptrinae

Buffington and Liljeblad 2008
2008
Loc

Euceroptres

Ashmead 1896
1896