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First record of Cynipidae from Myanmar with description of a new species of Lithosaphonecrus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini)

Department of Zoology, National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan.
Forest Research Institute (FRI), Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Yezin, Myanmar.
Department of Botany, National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan.
Hymenoptera Burma Chin Hills Cynipoidea gall inquiline Lithocarpus thomsonii

Abstract

A new cynipid species, Lithosaphonecrus mindatus Ide, Aung & Tanaka, sp. nov., is described from Chin State, northwestern Myanmar. This is the first record of Cynipidae from this country. The new species emerged from a bud gall of Lithocarpus thomsonii. The new species’ morphological features closely resemble L. arcoverticus Liu, Zhu & Pang, but differ from the latter due to the presence of a broad foveal septum on the mesoscutellum and short triangular median mesoscutal impression and absence of the anteroadmedian signum on the mesoscutum. Partial sequences of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I region (614 bp) show a 14–15% difference between the new species and other congeners.

 

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