Cynips cornifex Hartig, 1843

Shachar, Einat, Melika, George, Inbar, Moshe & Dorchin, Netta, 2018, The oak gall wasps of Israel (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae, Cynipini) - diversity, distribution and life history, Zootaxa 4521 (4), pp. 451-498: 473

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4521.4.1

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scientific name

Cynips cornifex Hartig, 1843
status

 

Cynips cornifex Hartig, 1843  

Host plants. Israel: Q. boissieri   . Elsewhere: Q. pubescens   , Q. petraea   , Q. infectoria   .

Life history. Known only from the leaf galls of the asexual generation, which are bilaterally flat projections, 5–15 mm long, usually with a blunt tip, on the underside of the leaf ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 29–34 ). They are soft and green when young, turning hard and reddish-brown when mature.

Phenology. In Israel, viable galls were found in November but no adults were reared. In Europe, galls of this species begin to develop in June, drop to the ground with the leaves when mature, and the adults emerge in April of the following year.

Distribution. Israel: Very rare, observed only once on a single tree on Mt. Hermon at 1780 m.a.s.l. Elsewhere: Widespread and locally abundant from southern France to Iran.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Cynipidae

Genus

Cynips