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

ID: 1111 1111 2222 2695 (2015-09-25)

Copyright © 2015 Joyce Gross

  • date of photo  Oct 14, 2013
  • location   Approx 1 mile north of Mill Creek Road, along dirt road in North Cow Mountain area. (Mendocino County, California, US)
  • family Cynipidae
  • order Hymenoptera
  • class Insecta
  • notes   A cut-open acorn from Quercus agrifolia or Q. wislizenii. The larvae inside are gall wasp larvae. Note the individual egg-shaped chambers that each larva is in.

    Acorn weevil larvae are also frequently found in acorns, but do not make the egg-shaped larval chambers (and the larvae look a little different as well).

  • camera   Canon 7D; MP-E 65mm lens
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Live Oak Petiole Gall Wasp (photographer)
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