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Spongy Oak Apple Gall - Amphibolips confluenta I found several of these galls on this tree, but this one appeared deformed. I opened it up and it was full of frass. I wonder if it was parasitized.<br />
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Galls are green at first, but become tan and papery thin on the outside as seen in this photo. The gall was about 4 cm diameter.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted on an oak tree in a deciduous forest.<br />
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<br />
Galls are green at first, but become tan and papery thin on the outside as seen in this photo. The gall was about 4 cm diameter.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Spotted on an oak tree in a deciduous forest.<br />
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Spongy Oak Apple Gall - Amphibolips confluenta

I found several of these galls on this tree, but this one appeared deformed. I opened it up and it was full of frass. I wonder if it was parasitized.

Galls are green at first, but become tan and papery thin on the outside as seen in this photo. The gall was about 4 cm diameter.

Habitat: Spotted on an oak tree in a deciduous forest.

Spongy Oak Apple Gall - Amphibolips confluenta I found several of these galls on this tree, but this one appeared deformed. I opened it up and it was full of frass. I wonder if it was parasitized.<br />
<br />
Galls are green at first, but become tan and papery thin on the outside as seen in this photo. The gall was about 4 cm diameter.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Spotted on an oak tree in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107118/spongy_oak_apple_gall_-_amphibolips_confluenta.html Amphibolips confluenta,Geotagged,Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp,Spring,United States,gall

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Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp is a wasp that creates galls on Oak (Quercus sp.).

Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2021. Captured Jun 18, 2020 22:59 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm