Wool Sower Callirhytis seminator (Harris)    Synonyms: Wool Sower Gall Wasp.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Cynipidae   >   Genus Callirhytis   

Status:

A parasitoid wasp in the Gall Wasp family (Cynipidae) found in the eastern U.S.

Description:

Gall is distinctive: round and woolly, featuring many brown/pink spots. Adult is approximately 20 mm in length.

Relationships:

Wool Sower wasps make their galls on oaks, especially White Oak.

There are 75 records in the project database.

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Wool Sower in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/14/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Wool Sower galls in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Wool Sower gall in Howard Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Wool Sower gall in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/19/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Wool Sower gall in Howard Co., Maryland (5/17/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Wool Sower in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Howard Co., Maryland (5/17/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/10/2014). Photo by Jim Young. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/9/2014). Photo by Jim Young. (MBP list)

A Wool Sower in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/20/2014). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Wool Sower in Harford Co., Maryland (5/11/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Howard Co., Maryland (5/21/2019). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2020). (c) bhanrah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bhanrah via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Howard Co., Maryland (5/21/2019). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/28/2019). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

A Wool Sower on White Oak in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/10/2020). (c) Carrie Seltzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Carrie Seltzer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/2/2021). (c) Jennifer Wright, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jennifer Wright via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/25/2021). (c) kbarylski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by kbarylski via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Wool Sower in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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