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For example high abundances of the cynipid gall wasp Neuoterus saltatorious have been shown to result in decreased body weight and high overwinter mortality for a threatened lepidopteran, through a decrease in foliar nitrogen (Prior and Heilman, 2010).
The cynipid gall wasp Besbicus mirabilis suffers up to 45% mortality as a result of a leaf endophyte that enters and spoils the gall by colonizing the nutritive cells lining the gall on which the insect feeds (Wilson 1995).