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Gallmaker:
Cynips sp.
Tree type:
Quercus sp.
Photo: An oak apple from the Cynips genus on a Quercus.

Gall maker: Cynips sp., a genus of gall wasp (Order Hymenoptera, Family Cynipidae)

Shape and Size: Globose "oak apples" roughly 2.5 cm in diameter.

Location: Occurring on various species of Quercus (oak) trees; these leaf galls often halt development of the leaf itself and appear to grow out of the bud.

Color: Highly variable, often rosy-tan, rosy-brown, or yellow; may be mottled with darker patches.

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Source: Felt, P. E. Plant Galls and Gall Makers.
Jodhpur, India: Agrobios, 2001.
p 179-190.