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The population biology of oak gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae).
Oak gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae, Cynipini) are characterized by possession of complex cyclically parthenogenetic life cycles and the ability to induce a wide diversity of highly complexExpand
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Prospects for the biological control of Drosophila suzukii
The invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) causes serious economic damage in several soft fruit crops. This study aimed (1) to identify naturally occurring parasitoidsExpand
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Reconstructing Community Assembly in Time and Space Reveals Enemy Escape in a Western Palearctic Insect Community
How geographically widespread biological communities assemble remains a major question in ecology. Do parallel population histories allow sustained interactions (such as host-parasite orExpand
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Phylogeny and DNA barcoding of inquiline oak gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) of the Western Palaearctic.
We examine phylogenetic relationships within the Synergus complex of herbivorous inquiline gallwasps (Hymenoptera; Cynipidae; Synergini) associated with cynipid host galls on oak, a biologicallyExpand
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Extreme Host Plant Conservatism During at Least 20 Million Years of Host Plant Pursuit by Oak Gallwasps
Diversification of insect herbivores is often associated with coevolution between plant toxins and insect countermeasures, resulting in a specificity that restricts host plant shifts. Gall inducers,Expand
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A new genus of oak gallwasps, Zapatella Pujade-Villar & Melika, gen. n., with a description of two new species from the Neotropics (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae, Cynipini)
Abstract A new genus of cynipid oak gallwasp, Zapatella Pujade-Villar & Melika, gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), with two new species, Zapatella grahami Pujade-Villar & Melika, sp. n. andExpand
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Aphids and their natural enemies are differently affected by habitat features at local and landscape scales
Biological control, an essential ecosystem service to agriculture, can be affected by ecological processes operating at landscape scales. Here we assessed the effect of landscape complexity, measuredExpand
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A new genus of oak gallwasps, Kinseyella Pujade-Villar & Melika, with a description of a new species from Mexico (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini).
A new genus of a cynipid oak gallwasp, Kinseyella (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) is described from Mexico. Diagnostic characters and generic limits of the new genus are discussed in details. AExpand
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Catalogue of parasitoids and inquilines in cynipid oak galls in the West Palaearctic.
A quantitative catalogue of the parasitoids (almost exclusively Chalcidoidea) and inquiline Cynipidae recorded in the western Palaearctic from galls induced on Quercus by Cynipidae (Cynipini) isExpand
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Systematic re‐appraisal of the gall‐usurping wasp genus Synophrus Hartig, 1843 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini)
Several unanswered questions remain regarding the taxonomy and phylogeny of inquiline gallwasps (Cynipidae: Synergini), obligate inhabitants of plant galls induced primarily by other gallwaspsExpand
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