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Species Trigonaspis quercusforticorne - Oak Fig Gall Wasp

Trigonaspis quercusforticorne
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Cynipini
Genus Trigonaspis
Species quercusforticorne (Oak Fig Gall Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xanthoteras forticorne (Osten Sacken)
Explanation of Names
Author: Walsh
Range
NH to VA, west to MN. (1)
BG records extend this range to ME.
Remarks
Causes stem galls on white oak, chestnut oak, and dwarf chestnut oak (Quercus alba, Q. prinus, Q. prinoides). (2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Cynipid Galls of the Eastern United States
Lewis H. Weld. 1959. Privately printed in Ann Arbor, Michigan.