Gall forming Cynipini (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) species in Isparta Oak Forests

Abstract :

This study was performed from 2017 to 2018 in Isparta province to determinate gall forming Cynipini species on oak. Gall samples were collected from different parts (trunk, young shoots, leaves, acorns and flowers) of several oak species (Quercus cerris, Q. ithaburensis, Q. vulcanica, Q. robur, Q. petraea, Q. trojana, Q. infectoria and Q. coccifera). We identified a total of 51 gall wasp species, 27 species were new records for Isparta province and two species (Andricus miriami and Cynips israeli) were new records for Turkish fauna. Number of gall wasp species was largest on Q. infectoria (24 species) and lowest on Q. coccifera (1 species).

Keyword :

Cynipini, oak gall wasp, fauna, oak, Isparta, Turkey

Author(s) : Bayrak, S., Avcı, M.
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Published Issue : 2019 Vol. 14 Number 2

2019 Vol. 14 Number 2