Characterization of insect galls from a vegetation area in Altinópolis, São Paulo State, Brazil

  title={Characterization of insect galls from a vegetation area in Altin{\'o}polis, S{\~a}o Paulo State, Brazil},
  author={Amanda das Neves Ribeiro and Maria Isabel P. A. Balbi and Maria Virginia Urso‐Guimar{\~a}es},
  journal={Pap{\'e}is Avulsos de Zoologia},
Herein, we studied the occurrence of insect galls from natural vegetation around the Itambé Cave, Altinópolis, SP, Brazil. A sampling effort of 7.5 hours resulted in 41 gall morphotypes on 21 host plant species from 14 families. The richest families of host plants in morphotypes were Fabaceae (N = 11), Euphorbiaceae (N = 7), and Malpighiaceae (N = 5). Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (N = 8), Croton floribundus Spreng. (N = 7), Diplopterys pubipetala (A. Juss.) W.R. Anderson & C.C. Davis (N = 5… 

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