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Dipteran or Hymenopteran?

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I wondered at first if this was a fruit fly but the wing pattern in Image 2 looks like that of a Hymenopteran (i.e. fore plus rear wing), which is consistent with the form of the insect’s antennae and head.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marble Gall (Andricus kollari) interacts

Comments

Joe Botting's picture

Andricus kollari?

There are so many of these that I hesitate to add it as an observation... but it does look like this common species. If there are oak marble galls at or near the site you found it, then I'd think it was likely...

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Andricus

I had wondered about a gall wasp but thought they were much smaller than this. We have had
oak marble galls in the past; currently a lot of knopper galls but I'll have another look.