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Species Diplolepis polita - Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp

rose galls - Diplolepis polita Leaf galls on California Rose (Rosa californica) - Diplolepis polita Wasp Galls - Diplolepis polita Rose Gall - Diplolepis polita What caused this gall? - Diplolepis polita Rose leaf gall - Diplolepis polita Galls of Diplolepis polita - Diplolepis polita Cynipidae, Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp - Diplolepis polita
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 Diplolepidini (Rose Gall Wasps)
Genus Diplolepis (Rose Gall Wasps)
Species polita (Spiny Leaf Gall Wasp)
Explanation of Names
Author: (Ashmead, 1890)
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