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Species Liposthenes glechomae

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Aulacideini
Genus Liposthenes
Species glechomae (Liposthenes glechomae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aylax glechomae
Explanation of Names
Author: Linnaeus 1758
The species epithet is derived from the genus of the host plant.
Remarks
Larvae develop in galls on Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy / gill-over-the-ground / creeping Charlie).
Non native, introduced from Europe. The host plant is also a non native.