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Superfamily Cynipoidea

 
 
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World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera): A Key to Higher-Level Groups
By Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang C-T, van Noort S
Insect Systematics and Diversity, 4(4): 1; 1–69, 2020

Comparative morphology of terminal-instar larvae of Cynipoidea: phylogenetic implications
By J.L. Nieves-Aldrey, H. Vårdal, F. Ronquist
Zoologica Scripta 34: 15–36, 2005

Catalogue of Rose Gall, Herb Gall, and Inquiline Gall Wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) of the United States, Canada and Mexico
By Nastasi, L.F., Deans, A.R.
Biodiversity Data Journal, 2021
A catalogue of US, Canadian, and Mexican gall wasps except those associated with oaks authored by myself and my advisor Andrew R Deans. Subsequent editions will be developed and published as taxonomic work on these taxa progresses. Supplementary files contain a wealth of information relating to these insects including atomized gall traits. Open access and available here: Biodiversity Data Journal

Revision of the genus Aspicera Dahlbom, 1842 (Hym.: Figitidae: Aspicerinae)
By P. Ros-Farre & J. Pujade-Villar
Zootaxa 3606 (1): 001–110, 2013

A review of the higher classification of the inquiline gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) and a revision of the Nearctic...
By Ritchie AJ
Doctoral dissertation, Carleton University, 1985
full title is "A review of the higher classification of the inquiline gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) and a revision of the Nearctic species of Periclistus Förster"

available here: https://curve.carleton.ca/c94152c0-bba9-4eae-bf92-657eff3ba7d6

unfortunately, the reproduction of the figures is about what you'd expect for something done in the mid-80's; just about useless

The description of Zapatella davisae, new species, (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) a pest gallwasp of Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
By Buffington, M.L., G. Melika, M. Davis, and J.S.Elkinton
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 118(1):14-26, 2016
Full title: "The description of Zapatella davisae, new species, (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) a pest gallwasp of Black Oak (Quercus velutina) in New England, USA."

Review of the genus Leptopilina (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae, Eucoilinae) from the Eastern United States, including three
By Chia-Hua Lue, Amy C. Driskell, Jeff Leips, Matthew L. Buffington
Journal of Hymenoptera Research 53: 35-76, 2016
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Keys to world Charipinae (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae)
By Mar Ferrer-Suay, Jesús Selfa, Juli Pujade-Villar
ZooKeys 822: 79–139, 2019

 
 
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