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Species Amphibolips gainesi

Large Oak galls found on ground - Amphibolips gainesi Large Oak galls found on ground - Amphibolips gainesi Large Oak galls found on ground - Amphibolips gainesi
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 gainesi (Amphibolips gainesi)
Explanation of Names
Author: Bassett, 1900
Remarks
Causes large, globose, easily detached galls on the sides of blackjack oak acorn caps, "densely corky, rusty brown internally, diameter 1 to 1 1/2 inches, does not shrivel." (1)
Works Cited
1.Plant Galls and Gall Makers
Ephraim Porter Felt. 1940. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., Ithaca NY.