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Gallmaker:
Biorhiza mellea
Tree type:
Quercus sp.
Photo: Cluster of Biorhiza mellea galls on dead Quercus leaf

Gall maker: Biorhiza mellea, a gall wasp (Order Hymenoptera, Family Cynipidae)

Shape and Size: globular, covered with slightly hairy dots; fleshy. Diameter approx. 0.4 cm.

Location: On top-side of Quercus leaves; either singularly or in clusters.

Color: White with warty dots, possibly variable.

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Source: Felt, P. E. Plant Galls and Gall Makers.
Jodhpur, India: Agrobios, 2001.
p 142.