Cynips

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Cynips
Cynips longiventris gall.jpg
Cynips longiventris parthenogenetic generation gall
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Cynipidae
Subfamily: Cynipinae
Tribe: Cynipini
Genus: Cynips
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

about 39, see text

Synonyms

Antron
Besbicus

Cynips is a genus of gall wasps in the tribe Cynipini, the oak gall wasps. One of the best known is the common oak gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii), which induces characteristic spherical galls about two centimeters wide on the undersides of oak leaves.

As of 2008, there are about 39 species in this genus.[1]

Species[edit]

The wasp formerly named Cynips saltatorius is now named Neuroterus saltatorius.[2]

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