Striatoandricus Pujade-Villar, 2020

Cuesta-Porta, Victor, Melika, George, Nicholls, James A., Stone, Graham N. & Pujade-Villar, Juli, 2022, Re-establishment of the Nearctic oak cynipid gall wasp genus Druon Kinsey, 1937 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), with description of five new species, Zootaxa 5132 (1), pp. 1-92 : 75

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5132.1.1

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Striatoandricus Pujade-Villar, 2020
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Striatoandricus Pujade-Villar, 2020

Four additional Andricus species are known to induce galls covered in dense woolly pubescence on white oak hosts (see Fig. 243 View FIGURES 236–244 for such a gall). Each of these four species was found at have a striato-reticulated metasoma; within the group of Nearctic species previously mis-classified into Andricus ‘sensu lato’, this metasomal sculpturing is diagnostic for the genus Striatoandricus . In addition, they share the extra characters noted above that allow diagnosis of Striatoandricus from Druon , and the characters mentioned in the genus-level key within Melika et al. 2021b that distinguish Striatoandricus from other related genera. Thus, we herein transfer these four species to Striatoandricus . A key to Striatoandricus species was given in Cuesta-Porta et al. (2020); herein diagnostic differences are given in a “Diagnosis” to each of the four transferred species.

Kingdom

Metazoa

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Cynipidae