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Rhopalomyia californica gall with odd hole - Rhopalomyia californica

Rhopalomyia californica gall with odd hole - Rhopalomyia californica
Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
January 25, 2012
Size: 11 mm (gall)
This shows the area around the large exit hole previously noted, after I'd cut away some of the gall. There appears to have been a good-sized chamber inside, corresponding roughly to the area of the gall's surface with the brownish discoloration back when I first collected it. I didn't notice obvious frass from an inquiline caterpillar, but I'm not sure I'd know quite what it would have looked like if present.

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