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Species Amphibolips nubilipennis - Translucent Oak Gall Wasp

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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" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Cynipini
Genus Amphibolips
Species nubilipennis (Translucent Oak Gall Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Cynips nubilipennis Harris, 1841
Syn: Amphibolips sculpta Bassett
Size
Adult: ~12mm (Type)
Identification
Description of translucent leaf-gall: "This is a beautiful, spherical, soft, succulent gall about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter and has a very striking resemblance to a large white grape. There is a single larval chamber in the center." (Cook 1910)
Range
TX-NC-MA-IA (1),(BG data)
Life Cycle
Forms succulent galls on leaves in the red oak group. (1)
Print References
Cook, M.T. 1910. The Insect Galls of Michigan. Mich. Geol. and Biol. Surv. 1: 23-33. Full Text
Harris, T.W. 1841. A report on the Insects of Massachusetts Injurious To Vegetation. Folsom, Wells and Thurston, Cambridge, MA. 459 pp.
Internet References
Type - MCZC, Harvard
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.