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Eastern Speckled Oak Gall Wasp Gall

Cynipidae : Loxaulus maculipennis

Description:

Round balls attached to an oak branch, I don't think they belong to the oak tree. About 20 mm in diameter. I put it under plant category but it might be something different.

Habitat:

Oak trees.


1 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Speckled Oak Gall Wasp Gall
Cynipidae : Loxaulus maculipennis Cynipidae : Loxaulus maculipennis - fallen Eastern Speckled Oak Gall Wasp Gall - a photo on Flickriver


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8 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thanks Leuba

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Argy Bee for the ID and the link.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

very interesting gall !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Yes to arthropods :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thanks Lauren and Argy Bee. Should I change it to arthropods then?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Cynipidae : Loxaulus maculipennis ?

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Galls maybe? Oak trees are plagued with galls of all kinds.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Looks like galls Luis. Definitely attached. Therefore they are made of 'tree' but probably by some arthropod (wasp?)

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Lat: 22.19, Long: -100.57

Spotted on Oct 13, 2012
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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