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Gallmaker:
Parallelodiplosis florida or similar sp.
Tree type:
Quercus sp.
Photo: "Vein pocket galls" of Parallelodiplosis florida. Click on image for a VERY large (1.5 MB) Version of the picture (the large file size is necessary to preserve detail). Click for Full Size Image

Gall maker: Parallelodiplosis florida (or similar), a gall midge. (Order, Diptera, Family Cecidomyiidae).

Shape and Size: Called "vein pocket galls." Elongate swellings or pockets approximately 0.5 cm in length.

Location: Along midrib or veins on the surface of Quercus leaves.

Color: Color is the same as the leaf surface.

Source: Felt, P. E. Plant Galls and Gall Makers.
Jodhpur, India: Agrobios, 2001.
p 147; 85, Plate 8 (3).