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Melikaiella flora
Melikaiella flora
Live Oak Petiole Gall Wasp
Photographer: Joyce Gross

ID: 1111 1111 2222 2536 (2013-07-06)

Copyright © 2013 Joyce Gross

  • date of photo  Dec 8, 2012
  • location   Knowland Park, Oakland (Alameda County, California, US)
  • family Cynipidae
  • order Hymenoptera
  • class Insecta
  • notes   Old galls with exit holes. Host is Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak). Galls are on the petioles and midrib veins, and each has caused the rest of the leaf surrounding the gall to die. Gall is polythalamous (multiple larvae).
  • camera   Canon 7D, 100mm macro lens
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Live Oak Petiole Gall Wasp (photographer)
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