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Species Neuroterus saltarius

tiny cyst-like leaf galls on bur oak - Neuroterus saltarius Cynipidae, galls on Bur Oak, upper side of leaf - Neuroterus saltarius Cynipidae, galls on Bur Oak, under side of leafX - Neuroterus saltarius Cynipidae, dead - Neuroterus saltarius Cynipidae - Neuroterus saltarius - female Cynipidae; Cynipini; Neuroterus saltatorius; ssp. texanus - Neuroterus saltarius Cynipidae; Cynipini; Neuroterus saltatorius; ssp. texanus - Neuroterus saltarius Cynipidae; Cynipini; Neuroterus saltatorius; ssp. texanus - Neuroterus saltarius
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 Neuroterus
Species saltarius (Neuroterus saltarius)
Explanation of Names
Author: Weld, 1926
Range
MN, MI, IA, IN, MO (1)
Remarks
Forms galls on bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) and swamp white oak (Q. bicolor). "After galls drop in June they jump about on the ground for some time as do the related species, Neuroterus saltatorius (Edwards) in Calif." (2) Adults emerge from galls in March.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Cynipid Galls of the Eastern United States
Lewis H. Weld. 1959. Privately printed in Ann Arbor, Michigan.