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Tribe Ceroptresini - Oak Inquiline Gall Wasps

Cynipid from Acraspis gall - Ceroptres - female Adleria dimorpha? - Ceroptres Cynipid from white oak gall - Ceroptres From 3-4 mm white oak gall - Ceroptres - male gall wasp - Ceroptres Cynipid from Quercus prinoides bud gall - Ceroptres - female Cynipid from white oak leaf gall collected 3/13/2012 - Ceroptres - female cynipid emerging from Quercus stellata woody stem gall - Ceroptres
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Ceroptresini (Oak Inquiline Gall Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered part of Synergini; new tribe designated by Nieves-Aldrey, Nylander & Ronquist, 2015 (1)
Numbers
One genus (Ceroptres) with about 21 species worldwide (1)
Remarks
Associated with cryptic cynipid galls on oaks. They are probably inquilines, but there are no detailed observations of their life history. A female has been observed laying an egg into an almost mature gall of Callirhytis clavula on white oak. (1)