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Comparative morphology of terminal‐instar larvae of Cynipoidea: phylogenetic implications
The larval data support inclusion of the genus Liposthenes in the Neaylax–Isocolus clade, in agreement with the molecular data but in weak conflict with adult morphology. Expand
The genera of Nematinae (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae)
This work expands previous DNA sequence datasets on Nematinae based on DNA sequences to show extensive incongruencies with current nomenclature of genus-group taxa. Expand
Afrotropical Polypedilum subgenus Tripodura, with a review of the subgenus (Diptera: Chironomidae)
Afrotropical Polypedilum sub genus Tripodura, with a review of the subgenus (Diptera: Chironomidae). Expand
Morphology and evolution of the cynipoid egg (Hymenoptera)
Little evidence is found of anatomical structures that could facilitate chemical communication between the gall-inducer embryo and the surrounding plant tissue through the thick eggshell and the enormous venom glands and reservoirs suggest that the adult female plays a significant role in gall induction by injecting secretions into the host plant when laying eggs. Expand
A new genus and species and a revised phylogeny of Stereomerini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae), with notes on assumedly termitophilic aphodiines
A new genus and species of Stereomerini, Cheleion malayanum gen. n. and sp. n., are described based on a single specimen from the Malacca peninsula in Malaysia. It is the first stereomerine found oExpand
A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the subgenus Tripodura Townes of the genus Polypedilum Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae).
A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the subgenus Tripodura Townes of the genus Polypedilum Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae) shows clear phylogenetic relationships between these genera. Expand
Venom gland and reservoir morphology in cynipoid wasps.
  • H. Vårdal
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Arthropod structure & development
  • 1 June 2006
The elongate unbranched venom gland and the absence of the Dufour's gland are putative cynipoid synapomorphies and the shape and size of especially the venom reservoir were found to vary considerably within the Cynipoidea. Expand
Life history of Parnips and the evolutionary origin of gall wasps
Gall wasps induce plants to form complex galls, inside which their larvae develop, and the family also includes inquilines (phytophagous forms that liv ... Expand
The life of René Malaise: from the wild east to a sunken island
A review is presented of the life of the Swedish entomologist Rene Malaise (1892–1978), the inventor of the “Malaisetrap” and one of the most important 20th Century specialists on sawflies (HymenopExpand
An annotated catalogue of the types of Chrysididae (Hymenoptera) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, with brief historical notes
Abstract A critical and annotated catalogue of 72 types of Chrysididae (Hymenoptera) belonging to 53 species and subspecies housed in the Swedish Museum of Natural History is given. The lectotypes ofExpand