Cynips q gemmaria n. sp.
The gall-fly of another species affecting this oak I have just succeeded in raising this spring, after many previous ineffectual attempts. The galls appear in early spring and are soft, bristly and sticky. The immaturity of the specimens was probably the cause of my not succeeding before. The fly does not appear until the following year, February and March.
Galls.-- Numerous, small, oblong, bud-like galls, surrounding a twig or sometimes issuing from the sides of the larger branches, .10-. 12 inch in length by .05 inch in diameter.
Fly escapes by perforating a hole in the side.
Described from thirty female bred specimens.”
- William Ashmead: (1885) On the cynipidous galls of Florida with descriptions of new species No. 4©