cynipid wasp

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Noun1.cynipid wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plantscynipid wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
wasp - social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
Cynipidae, family Cynipidae - a family of Hymenoptera
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Squirrels are known to eat weevils that infest acorns (Weckerly et al., 1989; Steele el al., 19961 and to open acorn galls formed by a cynipid wasp, both in North America (Nixon, 1970) and among captive squirrels in England (Gurnell, 1987).
Washburn and Cornell (1981) suggested that Xanthoteras politum (Bassett), a cynipid wasp that galls the leaves of Quercus stellata, requires the continued production of post-fire sucker shoots for maintenance of local gall populations.
Review of the world genera of oak cynipid wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), pp.
A brief collecting trip to Fort Severn, Ontario (55[degrees]59' N, 87[degrees]38' W), in May 2001 revealed galls of three species of cynipid wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) on the wild rose Rosa acicularis.