New Records of Gall-inducer and Inquiline Insects in a Few Mediterranean Countries, with Biological Notes

  • Giuliano Cerasa Dept. SAF, University of Palermo
  • Gabriella Lo Verde Dept. SAF, University of Palermo
  • Bruno Massa Dept. SAF, University of Palermo
Keywords: Gall-inducing insects, Hymenoptera Cynipidae, Lepidoptera Gelechiidae, biological cycle

Abstract

An annotated list of some gall-inducing and inquiline insects found on herbaceous plants and trees in Italy and in other few Mediterranean countries is reported. Among the gall-inducer species, Phanacis phoenixopodos (Mayr, 1882) is new for the Italian peninsula, Callirhytis rufescens (Mayr, 1882), Andricus quercusramuli (L., 1761) and Plagiotrochus amenti Kieffer, 1901 (Cynipidae: Hymenoptera) are new for Sicily; the latter was previously cited from Italy without collecting data. Oecocecis guyonella Guenée, 1870 was found in Libya and Amblypalpis olivierella Ragonot, 1886 (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera) in Jordan, Libya, Northern Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Saphonecrus gallaepomiformis (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1832) (Cynipidae: Hymenoptera), a common inquiline of P. amenti, is new for Italy.

Published
2014-03-31
How to Cite
Cerasa, G., Lo Verde, G., & Massa, B. (2014). New Records of Gall-inducer and Inquiline Insects in a Few Mediterranean Countries, with Biological Notes. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 16(1), 71-84. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/621
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society