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Species Pontania californica - Willow Apple Gall Sawfly

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Nematinae
Tribe Nematini
Genus Pontania
Species californica (Willow Apple Gall Sawfly)
Identification
This sawfly makes the only round red/green willow leaf gall in California with lenticels (wartlike scales, tubercles). The gall protrudes on both sides of the leaf. (1)
Food
Larva feeds on willow (Salix lasiolepis and Salix lemmonii). (1)