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Pleas ID  (not even sure if it's a bug) - Callirhytis furva

Pleas ID (not even sure if it's a bug) - Callirhytis furva
Sterling, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
August 31, 2005

Moved
Moved from Gall Wasps.

did u have 2 comb the area 2 find it
ahhh it's like a little feather duster very nice pic :)

I've always wondered about those, too!
They look like the things I used to find stuck to oak leaves in Louisiana when I was a kid. Is that an oak leaf? Since you reminded me about them, I went searching on Google and discovered they are called oak leaf galls. An insect causes the leaf tissue to produce the gall.

http://www.upenn.edu/paflora/plantclinic/oakgalls.htm

It appears our particular culprit is the Wooly oak gall:
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent525/close/gallpix/

And the gallmaker is a Callirhytis wasp:
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/horned_oak_gall_04.htm

 
Interesting find - Thanks!
Should I remove this picture from the gallery then?

 
Don't remove it
I will move it to the family page for now, eventually someone will make a species page for it.

 
Good question!
It's certainly insect-related, but I'm new here and don't know all the rules. I guess technically it's a photo of an insect's house? Like the bag of a bagworm?

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