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.
No interactions present.
On second thoughts, maybe Torymus...
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...
Happy to help! Galls are great fun, I am constantly finding new and interesting parasitoids.
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...
Is that the first Pteromalid identified to species on Ispot?
Lat/Lng: 50.9, -1.3
OS grid ref: SU4918