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Neuroterus quercusbaccarum - Lentiform galls on Oak Lentiform galls on an Oak leaf caused by the agamic generation of the gall wasp Neuroterus quercusbaccarum Common spangle gall,Cynipidae,Gall,Neuroterus,Neuroterus quercusbaccarum,Oak,Quercus robur,gall wasp Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Neuroterus quercusbaccarum - Lentiform galls on Oak

Lentiform galls on an Oak leaf caused by the agamic generation of the gall wasp Neuroterus quercusbaccarum

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The common spangle gall on the underside of leaves and the currant gall on the male catkins or occasionally the leaves, develop as chemically induced distortions on pedunculate oak , or sessile oak trees, caused by the cynipid wasp ''Neuroterus quercusbaccarum'' which has both agamic and bisexual generations.

Previous names or synonyms for this species are ''Neuroterus baccarum'', ''N. lenticularis'', ''N. malpighii'', ''Cynips lenticularis'', ''C. quercus-baccarum'', ''Spathegaster baccarum,.. more

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Uploaded Nov 7, 2018.