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Feron californicum
2222_3402 Photo added 2022-06-29

Feron californicum (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
Thomas Mountain Road, San Bernardino National Forest, Riverside County, California
May 19, 2022

Wasp gall on Quercus cornelius-mulleri. Beutenmuller's 1911 species description fits Trichoteras californicum well in terms of the gall. There is also a chance this could be a different (but undescribed) species.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross