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 Jewel Oak Gall Wasp (Acraspis macrocarpae)




Jewel Oak Gall Wasp | Acraspis macrocarpae photo
Cynipid gall wasp (Acraspis macrocarpae) on Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Photograph by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

JEWEL OAK GALL WASP FACTS

Description
The Jewel Oak Gall Wasp (Acraspis macrocarpae) is a species of Cynipid gall wasp which creates galls on oak trees. Most of the galls are produced on the underside of the leaves, although some are found on the upper surface.

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Cynipidae
Genus:Acraspis
Species:macrocarpae
Common Name:Jewel Oak Gall Wasp