Cynips

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. The wasp formerly named Cynips saltatorius...
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Cynips

[n] - type genus of the Cynipidae: gall wasps
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Cynips

genus Cynips noun type genus of the Cynipidae: gall wasps
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Cynips

Cynips is the gall-fly genus of hymenopterous insects remarkable for their extremely minute head and large, elevated thorax. The females are provided with an ovipositor by which they make holes where they deposit their eggs in different parts of plants, thus producing those excrescences which are known as galls. The gall of commerce used in manufac...
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