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Heteroecus dasydactyli
2222_3285 Photo added 2021-06-27

Heteroecus dasydactyli (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
Woolly Gall Wasp
Mt Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California
April 7, 2018

Wasp gall on Quercus chrysolepis (canyon live oak). Note the smooth surface of the gall where the hairs have worn off from weather and aging.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross