Cynipid Wasp

Cynipidae, Inquiline Cynipid Wasp and gall, West Virginia image

Family: Cynipidae

Family: Cynipinae

Tribe: Synergini


This appears to be a Cynipid wasp ovipositing into a cynipid gall that had been made by a different species. The gall is probably of Philonix nigra. Thanks to Charley Eiseman for his help with this photo.

Photo data: 9 September 1989. On Kodachrome film. The gall is on an oak leaf. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

This page is at present the only page for Cynipidae on this site