Sphaeroteras melleum

Family: Cynipidae | Genus: Sphaeroteras
Detachable: detachable
Color: brown, pink, yellow
Texture: pubescent, hairy, mealy
Abdundance:
Shape: globular, sphere, cluster
Season: Fall
Related:
Alignment: erect, leaning
Walls: thick
Location: upper leaf, lower leaf, leaf midrib, on leaf veins
Form:
Cells: monothalamous
Possible Range:i
Common Name(s):
Synonymy:
Name
Notes
Biorhiza mellea
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On The Cynipidous Galls of Florida

Biorhiza mellea n. sp.

Quercus obtusiloba [stellata]

Galls — Small, brownish yellow, globular galls, occurring separately or in clusters of three or more together, on the upper surface of the leaf, attached by a slender point and easily detached. Externally they are covered with minute warty, pubescent dots; internally they are fleshy, but when fully matured are of a more or less cellular consistency and shrivel in drying. Diameter .10 to .15 inch. They fall to the ground and mature in the sand and fallen debris.

Described from eight specimens reared in February. Occurs on Q. parvifolia [chapmanii?]

- William Ashmead: (1887) On The Cynipidous Galls of Florida©

Reference: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32293#page/148/mode/1up


Further Information:
Author(s)
Year
Title
License
Alfred Charles Kinsey
1929
https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
Peter Price, Warren Abrahamson, Mark Hunter, George Melika
2004
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Juli Pujade-Villar, Mar Ferrer-Suay, Victor Cuesta-Porta, Irene Lobato-Vila
2018
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