Endopterygota. The wind develop inside the body of the immature insects and there is a marked change (metamorphosis) during the life cycle. The young stages are very different from the adults. The young are called larvae. The change from larva to adult form takes place during a non-feeding stage called pupa. This division is also known as the Holometabola
Photo shows the oak apple gall that grows around the larve.
Hymenoptera, Bees, Wasps, Ants. Parasites, ichneumons, sawflies etc.
Apocrita Bees, Wasps, Ants and Parasites
Cynipidae Gall Wasps
Generally all gall wasps induce the formation of galls in plants, especially in oaks. Galls are formed when the eggs, laid by the female in the plants, hatch and the tissues around the grub swell up.
up of an Oak Apple gall
5th of May 2000.
Oak Apple gall
4th of May 2000.
possibly the same gall, definitely the same tree
23rd of May 2000