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Spot/Blister Gall - Polystepha quercifolia There were several of these galls on oak (Quercus sp.) leaves. Fall,Geotagged,Polystepha,Polystepha quercifolia,United States,blister gall,gall,oak,quercus,spot gall Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Spot/Blister Gall - Polystepha quercifolia

There were several of these galls on oak (Quercus sp.) leaves.

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  1. Nice! How on earth did you even ID this? Posted 6 days ago
    1. Thanks! I have a secret weapon: Charley Eiseman's book (Tracks & Sign of Insects). I have posted this photo on BG for species confirmation though, in case I'm mistaken. Posted 5 days ago
      1. Thank you for going to the length of using all those resources, that too is an accomplishment. Posted 5 days ago
        1. The search for an ID is a big part of the fun :) Posted 4 days ago

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''Polystepha quercifolia'' is a species of gall midges in the family Cecidomyiidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Oct 8, 2019. Captured Oct 6, 2019 10:37 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm