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Paracraspis patelloides
2222_2528 Photo added 2013-07-06

Paracraspis patelloides (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)   (Synonym: Acraspis patelloides)
, California
January 18, 2013

Specimens at the California Academy of Sciences. Host plant of these wasp-induced galls is Quercus chrysolepis (canyon live oak). This image shows some variations in shapes of this gall.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross