Tag Archives: Eurytomidae

Silk on Stink Bug Eggs, Part 2

In my last post I wrote about a little wasp in Mexico that apparently spins silk over stink bug eggs after it inserts its own eggs inside them. Several people had told me confidently that it was a pteromalid, so I … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Rosette Galls, Part 3

Last August I mentioned I was heading off to do some work in Maine and that I might bump into some more of the seaside goldenrod rosette galls that were only known from a single example I had collected on … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Rosette Galls, Part 2

On September 8 last year, while conducting a survey of galls and leaf mines of Nantucket, Noah Charney, Sydne Record, and I came across this rosette gall on seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) at the west end of the island: As … Continue reading

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Blueberry Gall Wasps, Part 3

Yesterday, after still more wasps had emerged from my three blueberry galls, I decided to take them outside and try to get some shots of them in a natural habitat rather than on the usual piece of white paper.  After … Continue reading

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Blueberry Gall Wasps, Part 2

A little over a week ago, I showed a photo of one of two eurytomid parasitoids that had emerged from some blueberry stem galls I collected in December.  More little wasps have continued to trickle out of the two galls, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Gall Wasps

Galls on blueberry twigs are a common sight in eastern North America.  They are caused by Hemadas nubilipennis, a tiny wasp in the family Pteromalidae.  Most members of this family, like the ones that emerged from my goldenrod rosette galls, are … Continue reading

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