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Gallmaker:
Cecidomyia sp.
Tree type:
Quercus velutina or other sp.
Photo: Arrow points to a Cecidomiya gall on a black oak leafClick for Full Size Image

Gall maker: Cecidomyia sp., a gall midge. (Order, Diptera, Family Cecidomyiidae).

Shape and Size: Appears as an abrupt folding along leaf vein, appears to be ribbed. Observed at approx. 0.5 cm in length. Ranges from 0.5 to 0.6 cm in length, and approx. 0.3 cm in diameter.

Location: Along mid or lateral veins on surface of black oak (Quercus velutina) or other Quercus leaves.

Color: Pale brown observed on dead Q. velutina leaf.

Source: Felt, P. E. Plant Galls and Gall Makers.
Jodhpur, India: Agrobios, 2001.
p 141, (figure 95), 143 (Figure 96); p 144