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Species Callirhytis quercusoperator - Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp

Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp - Callirhytis quercusoperator Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp - Callirhytis quercusoperator Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp - Callirhytis quercusoperator Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp - Callirhytis quercusoperator Acorn Pip Gall (Callirhytis operator) - Callirhytis quercusoperator Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp - Callirhytis quercusoperator Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp? - Callirhytis quercusoperator gall wasp on oak maybe? - Callirhytis quercusoperator
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 Callirhytis
Species quercusoperator (Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cynips quercusoperator Osten Sacken 1862
Callirhytis operator
Remarks
Produces galls on flowers in the red oak group: "Oval masses 2 to 3 inches in diameter, hairs greenish white or rose tinted, sometimes deep red, there may be 150 or more cells each less than 1/10 of an inch in diameter." (1)
Works Cited
1.Plant Galls and Gall Makers
Ephraim Porter Felt. 1940. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., Ithaca NY.