Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Amphibolips arbensis

Amphibolips arbensis Méhes, 1953

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Quercus


described from Dalmatia on (Quercus “lanuginosa”) on the basis of a (single) gall. Because the rules of zoological nomenclature exclude species names that after 1931 were based exclusively on “the work of an animal”, the name is technically unavailable. Moreover, Amphibolips is a Nearctic genus, making the species dubious anyway.


Buhr (1965a), Méhes (1953a).


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