Antistrophus meganae Tooker and Hanks, new species
Diagnosis. — Larvae developing in galls in cambium and pith of flowering stems of S. terebinthinaceum. See description for further details.
Biology. — Similar to A. rufus, but larvae develop within galls in flowering stems of S. terebinthinaceum. Adults begin emerging from stems in mid-June and continue to emerge for approximately 20 days (Tooker and Hanks 2003a). Females oviposit in stem internodes of S. terebinthinaceum after bolting. Similar to A. rufus, A. meganae larvae can suffer high parasitism rates and the same guild of parasitoids appears to attack both species (Tooker and Hanks 2004a).”
- John Tooker, Andrew Deans, Lawrence Hanks: (2004) Description of the Antistrophus rufus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) species complex, including two new species©