Phylloteras rubinum

Family: Cynipidae | Genus: Phylloteras
Detachable: detachable
Color: pink, red, white
Texture: hairless, succulent
Shape: globular
Season: Fall
Alignment: erect
Walls: thick
Location: upper leaf, lower leaf, on leaf veins
Cells: monothalamous
Possible Range:i
Common Name(s):
Biorhiza rubina
Biorhiza rubinus
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A Study of the Cynipidae

Biorhiza rubinus n. sp.

Quercus alba

Galls: When the leaves begin to turn in October, subglobular juicy galls about two or three mm in diameter and rosy in color are found attached to the under side of the leaves. From a number of these galls collected in October 1887, four were selected and opened October 15 1888, from which one fully developed female cynip and three plump white larvae were obtained.

- CP Gillette: (1888) A Study of the Cynipidae©


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