Neuroterus verrucarum variety minutissimus
GALL. — Similar to the galls of the other varieties; of moderate size, the papilla swelling on the upper surface almost entirely absent (due to the thickness of the evergreen leaf?). On Quercus virginiana.
RANGE. — Florida: Jacksonville (Ashmead) ; Lady Lake, Tavares, Bowling Green, Fort Meyers. Probably confined to the most southeastern part of the United States.
I have not seen types, but I have insects and galls deter- mined as this species by Ashmead, and insects I collected at Tavares, Florida. It may be that more than one variety is represented by the other localities I have listed. In the material I have seen the antenna has 13 segments, not 14 as Ashmead stated, and the areolet is not obliterated as originally described but is small and bounded in part by a very faint vein. The insect is distinguished from restrictus by its smaller size, the large amount of yellow on the legs including the coxae, and the smaller areolet.”
- Alfred Kinsey: (1923) The Gall Wasp Genus Neuroterus©