Large oakapple gall

Large oakapple gall - Appearance gall early in the season, under an oak leaf
  • Latin name: Amphibolips quercusinanis (Osten Sacken)
  • French name: Grosse galle pommée du chêne
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Cynipidae
  • Synonym(s): Amphibolips inanis Osten Sacken
Description

Micro-habitat(s)

Leaf

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Large oakapple gall

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Gall-forming: Induces the formation of galls and feeds on their tissues.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Red oak, white oak

Photos
  • Large oakapple gall Gall on a leaf oak
  • Large oakapple gall Appearance gall early in the season, under an oak leaf
  • Large oakapple gall Mature gall showing adult exit hole
  • Large oakapple gall Female adult
  • Large oakapple gall Transversal cut of same gall
  • Large oakapple gall Transversal cut of gall showing the larva
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