Discovery of an oak gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) inducing galls on deciduous oak trees in India
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 340–342, July 2012
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ABE, Y., BHUYAN, M., MECH, J., BHATTACHARYYA, P. R., IDE, T., MISHIMA, M., SUYAMA, C., SATO, S., MATSUO, K. and WACHI, N. (2012), Discovery of an oak gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) inducing galls on deciduous oak trees in India. Entomological Science, 15: 340–342. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2011.00510.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2012
- Received 17 October 2011; accepted 21 November 2011.
- Andricus mukaigawae;
- Indian subcontinent;
- Palearctic region;
We report for the first time the occurrence of an oak gall wasp Andricus mukaigawae (Mukaigawa) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) on the deciduous oak Quercus griffithii Hook. F & Thomson ex Miq. in India. Andricus mukaigawae is the only cynipid species that has been observed to induce galls on deciduous oak species in India to date. In addition, this is the first record of a gall wasp species with a distribution extending all the way from the eastern Palearctic region to the Indian subcontinent, suggesting the existence of a close relationship between cynipid faunas on deciduous oak trees in the two regions.