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Species Andricus gigas - Saucer Gall Wasp

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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 ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Cynipini (Oak Gall Wasps)
Genus Andricus
Species gigas (Saucer Gall Wasp)
Size
3-4mm wide (unisexual generation); 3mm tall (bisexual generation)
Food
Larvae of the unisexual summer generation develop in galls on the upper surfaces of leaves on blue, scrub, and Englemann oaks. The bisexual spring generation galls are conical and tan.