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Acorn Plum Wasp Gall

Amphibolips quercusjuglans

Description:

This gall had dense, red flesh. It had a small cell in the center, which had one Amphibolips quercusjuglans larva (the large one) AND several other smaller wasp larvae. So, this gall had been parasitized. It did have a crack in it, which is how I was able to pry it open. The outside of the gall was brown and dark red.

Habitat:

Habitat: Spotted on the ground (detached) in a mixed forest, but in an area dominated by oak.


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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.89, Long: -73.48

Spotted on Sep 1, 2018
Submitted on Sep 8, 2018

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