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Heteroecus melanoderma
2222_1743 Photo added 2008-05-26

Heteroecus melanoderma (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
Golden Gall Wasp
Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Mendocino County, California
April 25, 2008

Adult photographed next to exit hole in gall from which it emerged. Gall from Quercus chrysolepis (canyon live oak) was collected on April 23, 2008.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross