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Species Andricus stellulus - Stellar Gall Wasp

Stellar Gall Wasp - Andricus stellulus Stellar Gall Wasp - Andricus stellulus Stellar Gall Wasp - Andricus stellulus Stalked oak gall - Andricus stellulus
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 Andricus
Species stellulus (Stellar Gall Wasp)
Identification
Larvae induce stalked, cuplike galls on Quercus cornelius-mulleri (Muller's scrub oak), Quercus turbinella (shrub live oak), and Quercus dumosa (Nuttall's scrub oak). There is one larva per gall. Little is known about this wasp.