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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Tribe Cynipini

Plate Gall Wasp - Andricus pattersonae Cynipidae, acorn plum gall wasp - Amphibolips quercusjuglans Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp - Callirhytis quercusoperator Potential Dryocosmus deciduus gall on a scrub oak species - Dryocosmus deciduus gall on underside of oak leaf - Phylloteras poculum Disholcaspis quercusmamma? - Disholcaspis quercusmamma Translucent Oak Gall - Amphibolips nubilipennis Disholcaspis cinerosa, Mealy Oak Gall Wasp - Disholcaspis cinerosa
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cynipsera Latreille, 1802
34 genera and about 1000 species worldwide (1).
Gallers on Fagaceae (Quercus, Castanea, Chrysolepis, Lithocarpus. (1)