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Acorn Plum Wasp Gall - Amphibolips quercusjuglans This gall had dense, red flesh. It had a small cell in the center, which appeared to have several larvae in it. I always thought these galls had a single larva in the center cell, so am not sure why there appears to be many in this one, unless it was parasitized? The gall did have a crack in it, which is how I was able to pry it open. The outside of the gall was brown and dark red.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted on the ground (detached) in a mixed forest, but in an area dominated by oak.<br />
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This gall had dense, red flesh. It had a small cell in the center, which appeared to have several larvae in it. I always thought these galls had a single larva in the center cell, so am not sure why there appears to be many in this one, unless it was parasitized? The gall did have a crack in it, which is how I was able to pry it open. The outside of the gall was brown and dark red.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted on the ground (detached) in a mixed forest, but in an area dominated by oak.<br />
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Acorn Plum Wasp Gall - Amphibolips quercusjuglans

This gall had dense, red flesh. It had a small cell in the center, which appeared to have several larvae in it. I always thought these galls had a single larva in the center cell, so am not sure why there appears to be many in this one, unless it was parasitized? The gall did have a crack in it, which is how I was able to pry it open. The outside of the gall was brown and dark red.

Habitat: Spotted on the ground (detached) in a mixed forest, but in an area dominated by oak.

Acorn Plum Wasp Gall - Amphibolips quercusjuglans <br />
This gall had dense, red flesh. It had a small cell in the center, which appeared to have several larvae in it. I always thought these galls had a single larva in the center cell, so am not sure why there appears to be many in this one, unless it was parasitized? The gall did have a crack in it, which is how I was able to pry it open. The outside of the gall was brown and dark red.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted on the ground (detached) in a mixed forest, but in an area dominated by oak.<br />
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    comments (10)

  1. Friggin' coooool! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 3 years ago
      1. It almost looks like a peach :D Posted 3 years ago
        1. And, it has definitely been parasitized. You can see the Amphibolips larva in the center with several other, smaller wasp larvae! Posted 3 years ago
          1. Wonderful world of parasites and hyperparasites :-P
            Excellent documentation Chrisine - thanks for that! Cheers, Arp
            Posted 3 years ago
            1. Thanks Arp! It’s so fascinating :-D Posted 3 years ago
  2. Before you started posting gall wasps, I barely knew they were a thing. Thanks for the wonder and the education! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yay for learning new things! Galls are so fascinating! Posted 3 years ago
  3. That is one great looking gall Christine both inside and out ! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Leuba! It was so cool ;) Posted 3 years ago

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Amphibolips quercusjuglans is a species of gall-forming wasp in the family Cynipidae.

Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 3, 2018. Captured Sep 1, 2018 10:42 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm