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Callirhytis carmelensis; Mottled Acorn Gall Wasp; (shown with Quercus agrifolia)   

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Callirhytis carmelensis
Callirhytis carmelensis
Mottled Acorn Gall Wasp
(shown with Quercus agrifolia)
Photographer: Joyce Gross

ID: 1111 1111 2222 3271 (2021-06-20)

Copyright © 2021 Joyce Gross

  • date of photo  Apr 24, 2021
  • location   Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore (Alameda County, California, US)
  • family Cynipidae
  • order Hymenoptera
  • class Insecta
  • notes   Acorn gall (with wasp larva inside) on host Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak). The ants are eating honeydew secreted by the gall. The tip of the severely stunted green acorn ovary is visible on the forward-facing side of the acorn.
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Mottled Acorn Gall Wasp (photographer)
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