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Species Andricus quercusflocci

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Cynipini
Genus Andricus
Species quercusflocci (Andricus quercusflocci)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cynips quercusflocci Walsh, 1864
Andricus flocci Osten Sacken, 1865
Life Cycle
Galls fall with the leaves and remain on them over winter. Adults emerge in April or early May. Females have been observed ovipositing in buds in April. (1)
Remarks
Forms galls on leaves of white (Quercus alba) and chestnut (Q. prinus) oaks: "Woolly, dirty white, of 2-10 seed-like bodies attached by one end on midrib on upper or lower side, in fall." (1)
See Also
Andricus pattoni causes similar galls on post oak.
Works Cited
1.Cynipid Galls of the Eastern United States
Lewis H. Weld. 1959. Privately printed in Ann Arbor, Michigan.