Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2020
World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera): A Key to Higher-Level GroupsBuffington, Matthew L.; Forshage, Mattias; Liljeblad, Johan; Tang, Chang-Ti; van Noort, Simon
AbstractWhile much has been learned regarding the phylogeny and evolution of cynipoid wasps, clearly illustrated diagnostic tools and identification keys have remained stagnant. So too, where keys do exist, they are often to genus or species, and there are no user-friendly keys to groups such as tribes, subfamilies, or families.This state of affairs leaves a knowledge gap for non-specialists and slows future research on the group. To address this, we provide a fully illustrated key to the higher-level groups of world Cynipoidea. We also provide summaries of all higher-level taxa with updated generic lists, biological data, distribution, and literature resources. The dichotomous key presented here is complimented with a multi-entry matrix-based key, created in Lucid, and served on www.waspweb.org with online versions of the dichotomous keys also available.
Keywordsgall wasp; Cynipidae; Figitidae; parasitoid; Ibaliidae
Published inInsect Systematics and Diversity
2020, volume: 4, number: 4
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
Buffington, Matthew, L.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Species Information Centre
George Washington University
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