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Genus Dryocosmus

Galls on an oak leaf - Dryocosmus deciduus galls on shingle oak leaf - Dryocosmus deciduus Is this something buggish? - Dryocosmus dubiosus Higher mag - Dryocosmus quercuspalustris Finger galls on red oak midvein - Dryocosmus deciduus Dryocosmus minisculus? - Dryocosmus minusculus Dryocosmus dubiosus Oak Gall - Dryocosmus imbricariae
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 Dryocosmus
16 species per Nomina Insecta Nearctica.
Genus author is Giraud, 1859.
The Oriental chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus was introduced accidentally and is considered a serious pest if chestnuts.Wikipedia
Print References
L.K.Rieske, Success of an exotic gallmaker, Dryocosmus kuriphilus, on chestnut in the USA: a historical account, EPPO Bulletin 37 (1), 172–174 (2007)
Internet References