JOURNAL OF INSECT BIODIVERSITY AND SYSTEMATICS Andricus synophri (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), a new species of oak gallwasp from Iran

Juli Pujade-Villar, Majid Tavakoli, George Melika, Mar Ferrer-Suay
2015 J Insect Biodivers Syst   unpublished
A new species of oak gallwasp, Andricus synophri (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) is described from Iran. This species is known only from asexual females and induces galls on the twigs of Quercus brantii and Q. libani. Galls are multilocular, develop on lateral buds of young branches. According to its morphology, Andricus synophri belongs to a large group of 12 Andricus species, the "Adleria non-kollari" group. Data on the diagnosis, distribution and biology of the new species are given.