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Species Andricus atrimentus - Striped Volcano Gall Wasp

Gall - Cynipid Wasp - Andricus atrimentus - Andricus atrimentus - female Gall - Cynipid Wasp - Andricus atrimentus - Andricus atrimentus - male - female Andricus atrimentus ? - Andricus atrimentus Andricus atrimentus ? - Andricus atrimentus Andricus atrimentus
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 Andricus
Species atrimentus (Striped Volcano Gall Wasp)
Food
Larvae develop in galls on Quercus douglasii (blue oak).
Life Cycle
This wasp has two generations per year, a spring bisexual generation and a summer unisexual generation, each producing different galls. (See guide for photos.) Gall sizes in both generations are up to around 4mm.