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Melikaiella flora; Live Oak Petiole Gall Wasp; (shown with Quercus wislizeni)   

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Melikaiella flora
Melikaiella flora
Live Oak Petiole Gall Wasp
(shown with Quercus wislizeni)
Photographer: Joyce Gross

ID: 1111 1111 2222 1523 (2007-11-10)

Copyright © 2007 Joyce Gross

  • date of photo  Nov 6, 2007
  • location   Copperopolis (Calaveras County, California, US)
  • family Cynipidae
  • order Hymenoptera
  • class Insecta
  • notes   Wasps develop in the acorn and abort the acorn's growth. An exit hole is visible in the top acorn (likely from a parasitoid/inquiline). From Quercus wislizenii (interior live oak).
  • camera   Canon 30D; 100mm macro lens
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Live Oak Petiole Gall Wasp (photographer)
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