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Tiny jewel (chalcid)

Observed: 6th April 2011 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
Invertebrates expert
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Description:

Tiny (2mm or so) wasp found in the Knopper gall (on Quercus robur at the edge of school fields) of Andricus quercuscalicis; appeared keen to stay with the gall which is created by its host.

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hmmm... actually....

On second thoughts, maybe Torymus...

Dave

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chalcid

Thanks for the revised ID david - it's not a group I know a lot about, hence the guesswork! I've been thinking about getting RW's book, so maybe this will spur me on to write the cheque...

Dave

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chalcid

Happy to help! Galls are great fun, I am constantly finding new and interesting parasitoids.

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Galls

I agree - I joined the Br. Plant Gall Soc. a couple of years ago and am leading my 2nd field meet for them in June... I've still got this soecimen and have a higher powered microscope, so may see what I can do with it...

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Question

Is that the first Pteromalid identified to species on Ispot?