Amphibolips quercuspomiformis

Genus of insects

Amphibolips quercuspomiformis
Live Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercuspomiformis) (10640229665).jpg
The gall induced by A. quercuspomiformis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia 22
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Cynipidae
Genus: Amphibolips
A. quercuspomiformis
Binomial name
Amphibolips quercuspomiformis
(Bassett, 1881) Cuesta-Porta, Equihua-Martínez, Estrada-Venegas, Cibrián-Tovar, Barrera-Ruíz, Silva, Sánchez, Melika & Pujade-Villar, 2020
  • Andricus pomiformis
  • Andricus yosemite
  • Callirhytis maculipennis
  • Callirhytis pomiformis
  • Callirhytis quercuspomiformis
  • Callirhytis rossi
  • Cynips quercus pomiformis

Amphibolips quercuspomiformis, also known as the apple gall wasp or live oak apple gall wasp, is a species of gall wasp. It induces galls in coast live oak and interior live oak trees. Like many gall wasps, it has two alternating generations: a parthenogenic generation, and a bisexual generation. The galls formed by the all-female parthenogenic generation are spherical, up to 40 mm in diameter, and covered with short spines. They form on stems and are green or red when new, then turn brown. The galls formed by the bisexual generation are small, shaped like toadstools, and occur on leaves.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b Cuesta-Porta, Víctor; Equihua-Martínez, Armando; Estrada-Venegas, Edith G.; Cibrián-Tovar, David; Barrera-Ruíz, Uriel M.; Silva, Salvador Ordaz; Sánchez, Imelda Virginia López; Melika, George; Pujade-Villar, Juli (2020-11-09). "Amphibolips quercuspomiformis Cuesta-Porta & Equihua-Martínez & Estrada-Venegas & Cibrián-Tovar & Barrera-Ruíz & Silva & Sánchez & Melika & Pujade-Villar 2020, comb. nov". doi:10.5281/ZENODO.4567076. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Russo, Ronald A. (2021). Plant galls of the Western United States. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 230–231. ISBN 0-691-21340-2. OCLC 1239984577.

External links

  • Amphibolips quercuspomiformis on gallformers
  • Amphibolips quercuspomiformis on BugGuide
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