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Chalcid from cynipid gall - Ormyrus - female

Chalcid from cynipid gall - Ormyrus - Female
Vermont or Massachusetts
May 6, 2005
Emerged from a white oak "bullet" gall caused by Disholcaspis quercusglobulus.

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Chalcid from cynipid gall - Ormyrus - female Chalcid from cynipid gall - Ormyrus - female

Thanks,
that's what we were guessing.

Any progress on where you were that day?
Or is the problem that we don't know where or when you collected the gall?

 
The photos were certainly taken in Vermont
I suspect I collected the gall in Massachusetts over the winter, but I can't be sure.

Ormyrus sp. - female
Treated as a separate family (Ormyridae) in BG, although very close relatives of the Torymidae. Main difference is the shape of the gaster in females, but there exist some transitional forms.

 
Thanks!
Our first live specimen, however terrible the image is. Looks like there are host records for most of these, so I might be able to come up with a probable species when I get around to figuring out the gall species.

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