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merav

Date

September 8, 2023 10:23 AM PDT

Description

insects emerged from flowers of Orange Bush Monkeyflower

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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graysquirrel

Date

September 11, 2022 01:43 PM PDT

Description

Galled (?) inside of flower/seed pod of Orange Bush Monkeyflower. For contrast, this is the inside of a normally-developed seed pod from the same plant: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134953172

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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merav

Date

September 8, 2021 09:35 AM PDT

Description

on Orange Bush Monkeyflower

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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nancyasquith

Date

February 20, 2023 01:48 PM PST
Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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cynestor

Date

June 2024

Description

On a Diplacus auranticus backyard cultivar called "Mimulus Jelly Bean White", originally hybridized from two D. aurantiacus parents by Richard Persoff in 1999, according to San Marcos Growers (https://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2553). I'll try to rear a couple from developing galls. The first couple photos show the galling effect on the plant.

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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cynestor

Date

June 2024

Description

Emerged from this diplacus flower gall: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/220541711. Sorry, shooting through a plastic vial. I'll try to get better shots once more emerge.

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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cynestor

Date

June 2024

Description

More adults have emerged from the diplacus flower galls: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/220541711. Plus photos of pupa and pupa cases. For a note on Ray Gagne's confirmation to genus of these specimens I sent him, see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/224446663.

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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cynestor

Date

June 17, 2024 09:49 AM PDT

Description

Diplacus aurantiacus host

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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cynestor

Date

June 2024

Description

Diplacus aurantiacus host. Attempting to show how the ovary or seed pod is modified by the fly, since there seems to be a question about it being a true gall. First image has an ungalled seed pod, second a freshly galled, and third a mature gall, with sepals removed. In the galled flowers the corolla, stamina and stigma rarely develop. R. Gagné confirmed to genus in a personal email the reared adults, exuviae and gall I sent him (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/221183923).

He sent me the following in a key (unpublished?) for Diplacus:

2b Swollen, aborted flower buds ……………………… Asphondylia sp.
Galls are 2.5-3 cm long and polythalamous with numerous individual larval chambers spread throughout the arrested floral parts. The Asphondylia from this gall is distinct from A. diplaci. Host: D. aurantiacus. Distr.: California.

For another comparison, see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134953172.

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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garth_harwood

Date

June 4, 2024 04:47 PM PDT

Description

Leaf gall on Thimbleberry.

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Dasineura - Photo (c) Steph J., all rights reserved, uploaded by Steph J.
norikonbu's ID: Genus Dasineura, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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Jumping Gall Wasp (Neuroterus saltatorius)

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suburbanpoison

Date

June 16, 2024 12:08 PM PDT

Description

On Blue Oak. N. saltatorius?

Jumping Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Merav Vonshak, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Merav Vonshak
norikonbu's ID: Jumping Gall Wasp (Neuroterus saltatorius)
Added on June 24, 2024
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barbarab

Date

June 22, 2024 12:22 PM PDT
Iteomyia - Photo (c) Tom Leistra, all rights reserved, uploaded by Tom Leistra
norikonbu's ID: Genus Iteomyia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 24, 2024
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emmashelton

Date

June 22, 2024 02:27 PM PDT

Description

Quite a few on this one Canyon Live Oak next to the Alambique Trail at Wunderlich. Top and bottom of leaf.
@garth_harwood @norikonbu @nancyasquith @megachile

Heteroecus - Photo (c) Kim Cabrera, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Kim Cabrera
norikonbu's ID: Genus Heteroecus, a member of Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)
Added on June 24, 2024
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garth_harwood

Date

June 7, 2024 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Midge-induced galls with larvae on Coffeeberry flowers. See Russo (2021) plate 411, pg. 242.

Tags

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 23, 2024
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Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus)

Observer

reedanderson

Date

June 19, 2024 10:53 AM PDT
Tanoak - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus)
Added on June 22, 2024
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Pink Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula)

Observer

reedanderson

Date

June 19, 2024 10:55 AM PDT
Pink Honeysuckle - Photo (c) Eric Cleveland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Eric Cleveland
norikonbu's ID: Pink Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula)
Added on June 22, 2024
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Marin County Navarretia (Navarretia rosulata)

Observer

izafarr

Date

June 2024
Marin County Navarretia - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Marin County Navarretia (Navarretia rosulata)
Added on June 22, 2024
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fruitnotanacorn

Date

June 15, 2024 12:58 PM PDT

Description

this coffeeberry plant appeared to have several flowers that had been galled - I don’t see a gall matching this description in Russo’s field guide but I see several similar looking coffeeberry flower galls on Gallformers and the “Mystery Galls” iNat blogpost cited as an undescribed gnat in the genus Dasineura.

Asphondylia - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
norikonbu's ID: Genus Asphondylia, a member of Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)
Added on June 20, 2024
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cosmopterix

Date

June 19, 2024 03:18 PM PDT

Description

reared from chinquapin leaf galls. 7257.1

Dryocosmus juliae - Photo (c) brnhn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by brnhn
norikonbu's ID: Dryocosmus juliae, a member of Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)
Added on June 20, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

Observer

jeffdc

Date

June 9, 2024 11:36 AM PDT

Description

n-densiflorus-midrib-cell

Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

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ocean_beach_goth

Date

November 26, 2023 11:41 AM PST

Description

On Tanoak

Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

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ocean_beach_goth

Date

November 17, 2023 03:39 PM PST
Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

Observer

ocean_beach_goth

Date

November 10, 2023 06:10 PM PST

Description

On Tanoak
Larvae in two different leaf veins
Possibly: https://www.gallformers.org/gall/4931

Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

Observer

ocean_beach_goth

Date

November 10, 2023 05:21 PM PST

Description

Tentative ID
In midrib cell.

*This leaf showed an emergence hole, but still had a larva inside.

On Tanoak
Possibly: https://www.gallformers.org/gall/4931

Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

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ocean_beach_goth

Date

November 10, 2023 05:27 PM PST

Description

On Tanoak
In midrib cell

Unknown n-densiflorus-midrib-cell

https://www.gallformers.org/gall/4931

Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)

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graysquirrel

Date

November 9, 2022 11:24 AM PST
Tanoak Gall Wasp - Photo (c) Noriko Ito, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noriko Ito
norikonbu's ID: Tanoak Gall Wasp (Andricus notholithocarpi)
Added on June 19, 2024
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squirrelbait

Date

June 17, 2024 04:20 PM PDT
Andricus reticulatus - Photo (c) Tony Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Tony Palmer
norikonbu's ID: Andricus reticulatus, a member of Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Chalcidoid Wasps - Photo (c) manimiranda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
norikonbu's ID: Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)
Added on June 18, 2024
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bayareawalker

Date

April 17, 2024 05:41 PM PDT

Description

Valley oak. Rearing.

Feron - Photo (c) Cricket Raspet, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Cricket Raspet
norikonbu's ID: Genus Feron, a member of Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)
Added on June 18, 2024
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bayareawalker

Date

April 17, 2024 05:20 PM PDT

Description

Valley oak

Feron - Photo (c) Cricket Raspet, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Cricket Raspet
norikonbu's ID: Genus Feron, a member of Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)
Added on June 18, 2024
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