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Cynipidae

Cynipidae

Description:

Known as gall wasps or Gallflies, anthropods in the family of Cynipidae spend a portion of their life, form egg to adult, inside of a gall, and this is what's shown in the spotting. Unfortunately, many other wasps take advantage of the gall wasps' efforts and parasitize their galls by laying eggs within them.

Habitat:

Found smack in the middle of a trail, and the only one I could find. The elevation was about 6,000 feet.

Notes:

Attached firmly to the leaf.

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1 Comment

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 6 years ago

Would this count for the Eggs of the World mission?

Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.73, Long: -110.88

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

Spotted for mission

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