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aliandbrice

Date

May 2022

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douggoldman

Date

September 20, 2020 07:28 PM EDT

Description

Naturally occurring hybrid of Quercus falcata and Q. nigra, which often has leaves similar in appearance to Q. georgiana but the buds and acorn cap scales are different. Both parental species are present here.

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douggoldman

Date

October 20, 2015 09:41 AM EDT

Description

Quercus chapmanii x minima. Forms a large, low clone. Grows with Q. minima, and Q. chapmanii grows within several hundred feet of this spot.

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brettbudach

Date

September 2, 2020 06:04 PM EDT

Description

potentially a hybrid involving Q. nigra? Or just an odd, toothy, thicket-forming expression of Q. nigra?

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What

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Observer

michaelgold

Date

April 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

izafarr

Date

May 2, 2022 01:49 PM EDT

Description

On Narceus americanus

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What

Catsear Gall Wasp (Phanacis hypochoeridis)

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cocokitty

Date

April 30, 2022 03:21 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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entoandrew

Date

April 29, 2022 01:00 PM MDT

Description

On Crimson Spire Oak (Q. robur x Q. alba) Gall photos included. This adult emerged as I cut into gall. Some gall wasps on tree have already started emerging. Tree has only been in the ground for 2 years, new home development.

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What

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

April 25, 2022 02:15 PM EDT

Description

Inflorescences and flowers from separate male and female trees. Thanks to Gerry Moore, USDA NRCS, for collecting this material.

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What

Biltmore Ash (Fraxinus biltmoreana)

Observer

thomasmcfadden

Date

June 4, 2019 01:03 PM EDT

Description

Undersides of leaves strongly whitened and hairy

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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cocokitty

Date

April 21, 2022 07:15 PM EDT

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What

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Observer

pofreeman

Date

April 18, 2022 01:11 PM ADT

Description

Working on ID’ing the native species in my yard. Definitely Quercus but I’m stuck on the species. I think it’s either Q. hemisphaerica, Q. phellos, or Q. nigra.

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cocokitty

Date

April 17, 2022 10:40 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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cocokitty

Date

April 15, 2022 12:42 AM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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cocokitty

Date

April 15, 2022 12:42 AM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

Seems to match the description
https://www.gallformers.org/gall/1119

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cocokitty

Date

April 15, 2022 12:42 AM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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noaboa

Date

April 9, 2022 03:17 PM EDT

Description

Parasitoid that emerged from ex-situ reared galls on Quercus pumila. See here for gall inducing wasp observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110953456

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What

Durand White Oak (Quercus sinuata var. sinuata)

Observer

dryopteris2

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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cocokitty

Date

April 8, 2022 10:25 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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cocokitty

Date

April 8, 2022 10:25 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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sc_beetles

Date

December 11, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Description

ID by Keith Bradley, SCDNR botanist

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lappelbaum

Date

October 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

root gall with wasp inside

trees/bushes nearby:
Southern Red Oak
White Oak
Water Oak
Carolina Buckthorn
Yaupon Holly
American Hornbeam
Southern Magnolia
Black Gum/Tupelo

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What

American Chaffseed (Schwalbea americana)

Observer

wernerehl

Date

July 2020

Description

I wanted something a little special for my 500th species observation, so here is federally endangered American chaffseed, a great population found at first by Doug McGrady, then ID'd by Pam Polloni and Don Schall in 2018. This species reappeared after a 53 year absence from the bay state, and in a brand new location.

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What

Dicots [Paraphyletic] (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

brandirobinson

Date

July 16, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

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What

Myrtle Oak (Quercus myrtifolia)

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douggoldman

Date

January 11, 2015 03:25 PM EST

Description

Enormous specimen for what is normally a shrubby species. About 6 meters tall, trunks around 20 cm DBH. Remnants of the sand pine scrub habitat that existed here before the cemetery was constructed. I do not know if this tree is still alive today.

Growing with Quercus geminata and a huge Q. inopina:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69387777

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What

Chicalaba (Quercus insignis)

Observer

ricardo_solabac

Date

October 2020

Description

Encino característico por bellotas grandes, sobre todo la cúpula, pero , compacto el pericarpio

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What

Red Cone Gall Wasp (Andricus kingi)

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graysquirrel

Date

October 17, 2021 02:01 PM PDT

Description

Being eaten by Oak Titmouse, bird observed separately.

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douggoldman

Date

September 14, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Description

A cultivated tree I've been watching for nearly ten years, and I suspected it was a hybrid because it's not like the other oaks planted here in a long row (all Quercus austrina), and is not like any oak species I know of. It has a dense crown with lots of fine branching; fairly small, semi-coriaceous leaves, with a few that persist well into the winter; and thick, pubescent twigs. I suspected that a live oak was one parent, but based on the leaf shape I wondered if the other parent was a post oak or a burr oak. I hadn't found any acorns until recently, when I found one very large acorn with a thick cap, which excludes any post oak species but is fitting for burr oak.

Another interesting thing about this tree is that twigs with fully developed terminal buds have powdery mildew on their leaves, whereas twigs without properly developed terminal buds have leaves free of powdery mildew.

Photos taken in September 2021 and January 2022.

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What

Swamp Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)

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douggoldman

Date

October 26, 2012 01:33 PM EDT

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What

White Oaks (Section Quercus)

Date

November 3, 2021 03:43 AM UTC

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What

American Sand Wasp (Bembix americana)

Observer

birderkellyk

Date

October 16, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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calconey

Date

September 11, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

Description

Q stellata

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calconey

Date

September 11, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

Description

Q lyrata

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calconey

Date

August 29, 2021 05:32 PM EDT

Description

Q imbricaria

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calconey

Date

August 29, 2021 04:54 PM EDT

Description

Q stellata

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What

Red Oaks (Section Lobatae)

Observer

mathis3

Date

October 28, 2017 10:07 PM EDT

Description

-very strange oak
-few lobes, some even look maple-like (this is definitely way out of range for maple-leaf oak!)
-site is wet forest on black, organic soils over dense clay
-this tree is in a very diverse oak community that includes Q. shumardii, Q. palustris, and Q. rubra which it may be a hybrid of.
-acorns are very large, have faint striping
-leaves have orange tufts of hair at vein/mid rib junctions on leaf undersides (like Q. shumardii does)
-is it a Shumard oak with strange lobes?
-is is a Shumard hybrid such as Q. x riparia (Shumard x red oak hybrid) or Q. x mutabilis (Shumard x pin oak)?

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What

Mapleleaf Oak (Quercus acerifolia)

Observer

destes

Date

June 2018

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What

Mapleleaf Oak (Quercus acerifolia)

Observer

destes

Date

June 2018

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What

Fernow's Oak (Quercus × fernowii)

Observer

jberlin

Date

June 4, 2020 01:21 PM EDT

Description

My best guess: Q. x fernowii, a hybrid between post oak and white oak. The leaves have more lobes than typical on a post oak. I found other post oaks in the park with leaves that have the classic Maltese cross shape.

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What

Oak Artichoke Gall Wasp (Andricus foecundatrix)

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flora_ma

Date

August 16, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

Description

Strange oak gall (possible mite or midge) on Quercus x warei hybrid of Quercus bicolor and Quercus robur (upright English oak)

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What

Gall Wasps (Family Cynipidae)

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akilee

Date

August 11, 2020 08:30 AM EDT

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What

Oaks (Genus Quercus)

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jrichardabbott

Date

June 9, 2021

Description

seedling (probably a few years old)

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No photos or sounds

What

White Oaks (Section Quercus)

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thefred01

Date

July 2019

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What

Larger Empty Oak Apple Wasp (Amphibolips quercusinanis)

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swampchicken

Date

June 19, 2021 05:39 PM EDT

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arman_

Date

March 26, 2021 03:02 PM EDT

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What

Hedgehog Gall Wasp (Acraspis erinacei)

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wildflowersuz

Date

December 15, 2020 10:39 AM CST

Description

I can’t remember what type of leaf this was on

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

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What

Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

Observer

nrolsen120

Date

June 19, 2021 11:11 AM UTC

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What

Larger Empty Oak Apple Wasp (Amphibolips quercusinanis)

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puzzl

Date

June 19, 2021 02:23 PM EDT

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What

Small Prairie Cicada (Cicadettana calliope ssp. calliope)

Observer

snailkites

Date

June 30, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

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calconey

Date

June 22, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Q alba massive infestation 10-20 galls per leaf every leaf I looked at

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What

Cottony Camellia Scale (Pulvinaria floccifera)

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glmory

Date

September 7, 2018 04:47 PM PDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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megachile

Date

June 7, 2021 07:55 PM EDT

Description

On Quercus rubra
collected to rear

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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megachile

Date

June 16, 2021 07:20 PM EDT

Description

On Quercus alba

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What

Horned Oak Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercuscornigera)

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megachile

Date

June 16, 2021 07:35 PM EDT

Description

On Quercus rubra

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kim_fleming

Date

October 19, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

Description

on Water Oak

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What

Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)

Observer

johntownsend

Date

May 19, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

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What

Buffalo Treehoppers (Tribe Ceresini)

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kimberlietx

Date

June 1, 2021 10:02 AM CDT

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Observer

antoine_guiguet_

Date

May 22, 2021 10:41 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

cypseloides

Date

April 18, 2021 01:21 PM CDT

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What

Cassin's 17-year Cicada (Magicicada cassinii)

Observer

weecorbie

Date

May 2021

Description

This is a problematic cicada! Though clearly cassinii (that's all that has emerged in my location), it has an aberrant orange patch behind its right eye. The patch extends onto the pleura, and (interestingly) there is an orange patch on the right side of the head as well, between the eye and the cibarium (photo 5). This casts a little doubt on septendecim IDs made exclusively based on the presence of thoracic patches, and reinforces the importance of side + underside shots for ID.

I'll be interested to see if I encounter any more like this one; it may be a rare aberration.

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What

Slender Ant-mimic Jumping Spider (Synemosyna formica)

Observer

tshahan

Date

May 2021

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What

Periodical Cicadas (Genus Magicicada)

Observer

teresaleonardo

Date

May 1, 2021 06:36 PM EDT

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What

Euphorb Mini-Fairy Bee (Perdita minima)

Observer

billrod9

Date

June 25, 2019 11:26 AM PDT

Description

Smallest bee in North America, on sandmat (Euphorbia albomarginata?), on disturbed roadsides in suburban Western Mojave. Both the flowers and the bees are about 2 mm across.

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What

Euphorb Mini-Fairy Bee (Perdita minima)

Observer

beesip

Date

July 18, 2020 08:29 AM PDT

Description

Quarter is for size reference

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

matthew_wills

Date

May 6, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

Description

On a few of the red oak saplings, which are up to 3' high, in this shady area, along with a bunch of Norway maple sprouts.

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What

Nut and Acorn Weevils (Genus Curculio)

Observer

tshahan

Date

April 2021

Description

InverteFest !

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srgcook

Date

April 23, 2021 07:11 PM EDT

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What

Marsh Ground Beetles (Genus Elaphrus)

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tshahan

Date

April 2021

Description

! on wet mud near swampy area in woods

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

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okbirdman

Date

April 16, 2021 12:11 PM CDT

Description

On Quercus stellata. Not positive gall wasp but best place to start

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calconey

Date

April 17, 2021 07:11 PM EDT

Description

Q incana

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calconey

Date

April 17, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Description

Q laevis

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cocokitty

Date

April 11, 2021 07:26 PM EDT

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calconey

Date

April 6, 2021 05:59 PM EDT

Description

On Q velutina

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What

Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

November 3, 2018 04:11 PM EDT

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What

North American Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

March 27, 2021 03:49 PM CDT

Description

Hatching! They emerge orange and dry to black with a red abdomen.

Collected egg cluster on Dec 2, 2020 from Post Oak. Original observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66029340

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What

Clustered Midrib Gall Wasp (Andricus dimorphus)

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christine123

Date

August 8, 2014 10:20 AM EDT

Description

Galls on bur oak leaf

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What

Oak Potato Gall (Neuroterus quercusbatatus)

Observer

tmurray74

Date

May 30, 2020 05:18 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

tshahan

Date

March 2021

Description

gall wasp? looked similar/ similar sized as crematogaster on same bridge

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Observer

kimberlietx

Date

March 3, 2021 10:34 PM CST

Description

Adults emerged 27Feb - 3March from galls collected 16Nov here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65050591 They continue to emerge, so I'll try to get better pics next time. I have preserved them in vial 47 for ID confirmation and other scientific interest.

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kimberlietx

Date

March 3, 2021 09:14 PM CST

Description

Reared from galls collected 12 Nov 2020. Emerged 26Feb - 3Mar 2021 following several days of rain and then a bright sunny day. Found one in the process of emerging and noted they exit from the side near the tip. About 14 wasps preserved in vial 44 for anyone interested. Galls also available.

Orig obsv: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64764734

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jaykeller

Date

February 15, 2021 12:58 PM EST

Description

Coccoloba diversifolia leaf collected on 2/15/21 from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton, FL

Adult emerged on 2/22/21 in captivity.

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What

Magnolia-cone Xylaria (Xylaria magnoliae)

Observer

bmeade00

Date

December 14, 2015 05:01 AM EST

Description

Xylaria magnoliae under 330nm UV light. UV+ blue

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kimberlietx

Date

January 25, 2021 04:52 PM CST

Description

Original observation of gall: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64764598. Adults emerged 1/26/21 after a couple of days of rain and sun today. Preserved for ID confirmation, vial 38.

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What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

edhass

Date

November 14, 2020 02:11 PM EST

Description

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk. Amazing this small hawk could take a squirrel most likely larger than the hawk.

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What

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Observer

speiden

Date

February 25, 2015 11:47 AM EST

Description

tracks and scat

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What

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Observer

oscarnigam

Date

December 22, 2020 11:39 AM EST

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tshahan

Date

July 2016

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kimberlietx

Date

November 22, 2020 07:05 PM CST

Description

This is the unidentified/undescribed woolly Post Oak gall that I have seen and collected for rearing over the last few weeks. This observation will serve as my "field notes" on this species and the "type" observation, if such a thing can be.

Observations based on a collection of about 30 leaves at this location. (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65443224)

Host Plant: Post Oak, Quercus stellata

A narrow dome-shaped gall firmly attached to the lower leaf surface on midrib; wool easily detaches leaving the cells "naked" on the leaves; wool pale to brownish yellow, but can also be reddish although not fully so. (Not as dark rufous/russet like Andricus pattoni.) No sign of gall on the upper leaf surface, but the attachment point on the midrib leaves a scar when galls are forcibly detached. (Not sure if this is evident if they naturally come off.) Some cells have a noticeably bumpy texture. Most commonly seen in groups of 2 that cannot be distinguished as separate galls unless wool is removed. Observed individuals and groups up to 5, most frequently in a row but occasionally bunched or clumped. The shape of the cells can be irregular when several appear together in a group.

Wasps have started emerging (in N Tex) by mid-Nov. (Since this gall stays attached to to the leaf instead of detaching and falling to the ground, I do not think they exit in larval form.)

I took some measurements for a previous observation that I am copying here for reference. Measured with wool attached as would be seen on the leaf untouched.
Average width: 3.9mm (compared to 13.7mm for A. pattoni)
Min-Max width: 1.8mm - 6.0mm
Median width: 3.9mm

I am dubbing this the Woolly Gumdrop Gall and setting up a Similar Observation Set ("postoak_gumdrop") to collect like observations until an ID can be made. Update: ID resolved, SOS removed.

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What

Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata)

Observer

bertharris

Date

August 22, 2010

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What

Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

Observer

thooper

Date

April 9, 2019 03:29 PM CDT

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kimberlietx

Date

July 31, 2020 01:18 PM CDT

Description

I'm calling these "microgalls". Very tiny, but they appear to be full size, with some found brown and open. Post oak

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dani-n-nature

Date

December 1, 2018 03:55 PM UTC

Description

Appears to be growing on the back of an oak leaf

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douggoldman

Date

October 13, 2015 11:47 AM EDT

Description

On leaves in the white oak group (possibly Q. austrina x stellata).

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fredatwood

Date

July 12, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

Description

Gall on Virginia pine needles

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adeans

Date

October 27, 2020 01:51 PM EDT

Description

"Root" gall with adult inside

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cedric_lee

Date

May 28, 2017 09:52 AM PDT

Description

on Quercus chrysolepis

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Observer

jspoons

Date

October 11, 2020 04:03 PM EDT

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What

Large-thoraxed Snail-eating Beetle (Scaphinotus elevatus)

Observer

bertharris

Date

October 13, 2020 07:09 PM EDT

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What

Slender Ant-mimic Jumping Spider (Synemosyna formica)

Observer

tshahan

Date

October 2020

Description

definitely thought he was an ant when first spotted

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liztrain

Date

September 26, 2020 09:56 AM EDT

Description

willow oak gall