Three new species of herb gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) from Turkey

  • Musa Azmaz Laborant and Veterinary Health Program, Department of Veterinary, Acıpayam Vocational High School, Pamukkale University, Acıpayam, Denizli, Turkey
  • Yusuf Katılmış Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
Keywords: Cynipidae, Aulacideini, Phanacidini, Picris, Cirsium, new species


Three new species of herb gall wasps (Cynipidae: Aulacideini and Phanacidini) are described from Turkey. Aulacidea turguti sp. nov. induces galls on Hieracium patentissimum Freyn & Sint. ex Freyn, 1895 (Asteraceae) and was collected in Gümüşhane province, Phanacis ciceki sp. nov. and Phanacis urhani sp. nov. were collected in Gümüşhane and Ordu Provinces, the former inducing galls on Picris sp. and the latter on Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten., 1835–36 (Asteraceae). SEM images, gall photos, distribution, biology, and diagnostic morphological characteristics of the three new species are provided.


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How to Cite
Azmaz, M., & Katılmış, Y. (2021). Three new species of herb gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) from Turkey. European Journal of Taxonomy, 757(1), 152-168.
Research article