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Arizona Oak Galls, Part 5

Here is yet another gall from Arizona white oak. It is another “oak apple,” superficially similar to these, which I now know to be Atrusca aggregata (thanks to Jim Zimmerman, who has studied southwestern cynipid galls for many years and … Continue reading

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Arizona Oak Galls, Part 3

Okay, having looked at photos of all the possible species, I’m pretty well satisfied that Arizona white oak (Quercus arizonica) was the host of all of the galls I collected in Madera Canyon that actually produced adult cynipid wasps. Armed … Continue reading

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Wingless Wonderings

Over the winter I received a box of Nuttall oak acorns from Mississippi, containing cynipid wasp galls. ¬†Over the past couple of days, several of these tiny (~1.5 mm) wasps have emerged: The wings aren’t deformed; all of the wasps … Continue reading

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