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Genus Druon

Wasp galls - Druon ignotum Gall 1 - Druon quercuslanigerum Andricus ignotus? - Druon ignotum Cynipidae - Druon Cynipidae - Druon Wool-bearing galls on Quercus virginiana - Druon quercuslanigerum gall wasp? - Druon wasp - Druon
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Cynipini (Oak Gall Wasps)
Genus Druon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally established by Kinsey, Weld synonmyized it within Andricus, but it was recently resurrected by Cuesta-Porta et al. 2022.
Explanation of Names
Druon Kinsey, 1937
All species are known only from their asexual generation except for D. ignotum and D. quercuslanigerum, for which alternating asexual and sexual generations are known. (Cuesta-Porta et al. 2022)
Print References
Cuesta-Porta et al. (2022) Re-establishment of the Nearctic oak cynipid gall wasp genus Druon Kinsey, 1937 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), with description of five new species. Zootaxa: 5132(1): 001–092.
Kinsey, A.C. (1937a) New Mexican gall wasps (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae). Revistade de Entomologia, 7: 39–79.
Kinsey, A.C. (1937b) New Mexican gall wasps (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae) II. Revistade de Entomologia, 7: 428–471.