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Andricus crystallinus
2222_1924 Photo added 2009-11-14

Andricus crystallinus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
Crystalline Gall Wasp
Mt Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California
September 8, 2007

On Quercus douglasii (blue oak). A parasitoid wasp is preparing to insert her ovipositor into one of the galls to lay an egg. Her her larva will develop in the gall.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross