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Genus Disholcaspis

Disholcaspis quercusmamma galls - Disholcaspis quercusmamma Round Bullet Gall - Disholcaspis quercusglobulus Disholcaspis prehensa? - Disholcaspis prehensa Disholcaspis mamillana - Disholcaspis simulata Desert gall on Quercus turbinella (Holly Oak) - Disholcaspis Galls - Disholcaspis Disholcaspis cinerosa, Mealy Oak Gall Wasp - Disholcaspis cinerosa Amphibolips cookii - Disholcaspis quercusmamma
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 Disholcaspis
Explanation of Names
Disholcaspis Dalla Torre & Kieffer, 1910
In Cynipid Galls of the Eastern United States, Weld (1) writes that "The Genus Disholcaspis with a dozen species in the area is known from agamic females only which emerge in late fall from detachable stem galls on white oaks. Where they oviposit is not known nor is the alternating generation for any one of the species known. Yet such an alternate undoubtedly exists in an entirely different sort of gall on young leaf, bud or flower."
Works Cited
1.Cynipid Galls of the Eastern United States
Lewis H. Weld. 1959. Privately printed in Ann Arbor, Michigan.