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Species Callirhytis lanata

Galls on Red Oak - Callirhytis lanata Galls on Red Oak - Callirhytis lanata Black oak leaf gall - Callirhytis lanata Black oak leaf gall - Callirhytis lanata Fuzzy oak galls - Callirhytis lanata Andricus or Callirhytis? - Callirhytis lanata Callirhytis lanata Gall - Callirhytis lanata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Cynipoidea
Family Cynipidae (Gall Wasps)
Tribe Cynipini
Genus Callirhytis
Species lanata (Callirhytis lanata)
Explanation of Names
Author: Gillette
Remarks
Forms woolly, detachable galls on leaves of various species in the red oak group. The galls drop in October and adults may emerge in the second, third, or fourth spring. (1)
Works Cited
1.Cynipid Galls of the Eastern United States
Lewis H. Weld. 1959. Privately printed in Ann Arbor, Michigan.