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Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis)

The fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis) induces hairy, spherical galls on the stems of a variety of white oaks. Younger, developing galls can be vibrant red, but they fade to shades of beige with age.

Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis) galls on California scrub oak. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=GAL00012
Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis) galls on California scrub oak. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA.
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Close-up of Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis) galls on California scrub oak. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=GAL00013
Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis), close-up of two galls. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA.
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Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis) galls on California scrub oak. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=GAL00038
Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis), young galls on California scrub oak. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA.
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Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis) galls on California scrub oak. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=GAL00039
Fuzzy gall wasp (Disholcaspis washingtonensis), close-up of young, red galls. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California, USA.
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