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What

Phylloxeras (Genus Phylloxera)

Observer

janetwright

Date

April 8, 2024 05:12 PM CDT

Description

On mockernut (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/206179500), This observation refers to the gall and the tiny insects visible in the 3rd photo. I've covered the large larva with observations elsewhere.

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What

Column Oak (Quercus × columnaris)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

September 23, 2023 05:23 PM EDT

Description

Quercus palustris × rubra, growing with both parent species, which are common at this location.

The last three photos are of fruit from (1) Q. palustris, (2) hybrid, and (3) Q. rubra at this site.

My thanks to Albert Garofalo for showing me this woodland.

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What

Spreading Broomspurge (Euphorbia humistrata)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 22, 2020 03:22 PM EDT

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What

Oglethorpe Oak (Quercus oglethorpensis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

October 2023

Description

Cultivated tree. The four-season combo pic (last image) made of photos taken in 2014 and 2015.

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What

Magnolia-cone Xylaria (Xylaria magnoliae)

Observer

tombigelow

Date

December 30, 2023 02:29 PM EST

Description

Black Bear Trail, Bridge 2

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What

Mound-building Swamp Ant (Lasius minutus)

Observer

ndebarros

Date

August 2023

Description

Ant mound observed in floodplain forest.

Specimens submitted to Virginia Museum of Natural History and identified as Lasius minutus by Dr. Kaloyan Ivanov.

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What

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Observer

izafarr

Date

November 3, 2023 01:00 PM EDT

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Observer

zihaowang

Date

September 17, 2023 06:44 PM EDT

Description

200x and 800x magnifications. Fruiting bodies seemed to only form on the abaxial leaf surface of Quercus bicolor.

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Observer

jonnytoste

Date

September 9, 2023 11:35 AM CDT

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Observer

fungee

Date

June 2023

Description

Growing underwater in the river at a depth of about a third of a meter. Location was almost the same as a sighting from the previous week
Spores: (10.2) 10.3 - 11.5 (12.1) × (6.1) 6.3 - 6.65 (6.7) µm
Q = (1.6) 1.64 - 1.8 ; N = 9
Me = 11.1 × 6.5 µm ; Qe = 1.7

11.53 6.39
10.62 6.46
11.33 6.68
11.09 6.51
10.21 6.14
10.33 6.43
11.54 6.27
10.83 6.55
12.13 6.65

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

nfurlan

Date

May 23, 2023 03:20 PM CDT

Description

Polythalamous bud galls on a young red oak - always assumed the site was predominantly Q. rubra, but Q. coccinea might be present as well.

In any case, I can't quite place these. The overall shape reminds me of B. caepuliformis, but they're structurally much more like little garlic bulbs; each "clove" contains a cell with a larva inside.

@megachile @jeffdc @calconey

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Observer

calconey

Date

May 9, 2023 06:09 PM EDT

Description

Q imbricaria

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Observer

nfurlan

Date

April 27, 2023 03:55 PM CDT

Description

Abrupt bends and exit holes in Q. bicolor twigs. Dissection revealed small rows of cells just under the bark. Good match for N. distortus?

"An enlargement on one side of the new growth causing the branch to bend sharply." (Weld 1959)

@megachile @jeffdc @calconey

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

currenfrasch

Date

April 11, 2023 05:27 PM CDT

Description

On Quercus sinuata.

Photos 1 & 2: backlit gall formed on developing leaf bud.

Photos 3 & 4: galls developing on leaf margin and mid-stem.

Photos 5, 6, & 7: Disected developing "fresh" gall and larva made out of little cell-like pieces.

Photos 8 & 9: dry gall/dissected chamber. I think I may have accidentally smashed its inhabitant, I could not find it :( It also may have pupated and flown away. ¯\ (ツ)

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What

Bulging Martian-Eyes (Maronea polyphaea)

Observer

bertharris

Date

March 6, 2023

Description

On small White Pine branch. Distinctive small green thallus. Medulla fleeting KC+ purple. Polysporous asci, thousands of simple hyaline spores. Can't tell if hymenium is inspersed with oil because there were so many spores.

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What

Spiny Assassin Bug (Sinea spinipes)

Observer

izafarr

Date

March 5, 2023 01:54 PM EST

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What

Basswood (Tilia americana)

Observer

izafarr

Date

February 19, 2023 12:26 PM EST

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What

Red Cone Gall Wasp (Feron kingi)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

October 13, 2021 06:52 PM PDT

Description

On valley oak. 365nm UV light first image, ambient light at dusk second image

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What

Live Oak Bud Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercusagrifoliae)

Observer

moonlittrails

Date

September 30, 2022 11:02 PM PDT

Description

Agamic; and Forficula auricularia nearby

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Observer

izafarr

Date

June 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

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What

Kidneyleaf Mud Plantain (Heteranthera reniformis)

Observer

izafarr

Date

November 4, 2020 02:52 PM EST

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What

Vinegar and Fruit Flies (Family Drosophilidae)

Observer

izafarr

Date

January 5, 2023 12:02 PM EST

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Observer

izafarr

Date

December 30, 2022 02:03 PM EST

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What

American Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)

Observer

jeffdc

Date

January 1, 2023 03:32 PM EST

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What

American Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

January 18, 2015 12:08 AM EST

Description

A fallen branch around 60 cm long, stems woody.

Seed photos taken two weeks later, stem cross-section photo taken four years later.

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What

Vascular Plants (Phylum Tracheophyta)

Observer

vilseskog

Date

October 23, 2022

Description

Semi-brackish/freshwater water in small river, between two lakes

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What

Crane-fly Orchid (Tipularia discolor)

Observer

izafarr

Date

December 30, 2022 02:36 PM EST

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What

Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

Observer

axicus

Date

December 26, 2022 09:09 AM EST

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What

Great Tit (Parus major)

Observer

izafarr

Date

July 8, 2022 12:02 PM EEST

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What

Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus)

Observer

izafarr

Date

December 16, 2022 01:15 PM EST

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Observer

nfurlan

Date

December 2022

Description

A weird one (at least nothing I'm familiar with). Clusters of irregular, hollow, thin-walled galls at base of Q. macrocarpa stems. Hidden in leaf litter.

@calconey @jeffdc @megachile

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Observer

nfurlan

Date

December 2022

Description

https://www.gallformers.org/gall/4807

Finally got a chance to revisit the site of https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/143630146 and sampled another three galls. Figuring they'd all be empty already, I sectioned one in the field and lucked out on a live adult female! Large, intact specimen with tons of golden setae, beautiful. Leaning Q. macrocarpa on the host for all three, probably the original find as well.

Been digging around on Gallformers trying to find something similar and the closest I've gotten is Cynips heldae (https://www.gallformers.org/gall/1368) - but the host/range/gall location don't match. Very similar structure, though.

@adeans @calconey @jeffdc @megachile

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What

Field Locoweed (Oxytropis campestris)

Observer

izafarr

Date

July 22, 2022 08:30 AM EEST

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What

Meadow Grasshopper (Pseudochorthippus parallelus)

Observer

izafarr

Date

July 18, 2022 07:11 AM EEST

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What

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Observer

izafarr

Date

July 11, 2022 10:32 AM EEST

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Observer

jimmystiles

Date

November 26, 2022 04:38 PM CST

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What

Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

Observer

axicus

Date

November 24, 2022 11:53 AM EST

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

nfurlan

Date

May 16, 2022 10:08 AM CDT

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What

Oblong Lady Beetles (Genus Hippodamia)

Observer

izafarr

Date

November 19, 2022 04:38 PM EST

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Observer

douggoldman

Date

October 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT

Description

Quercus × filialis (Q. phellos × Q. velutina).

Photos taken on a few days from October 2012 through October 2013.

A large, cultivated tree at Duke University with somewhat narrow, small acorns (around 1.5 cm long).

The second-to-last photo is a modified screenshot from Google Street View (Sep. 2014 picture) showing the tree, and I added the red arrow. The last photo is a modified screenshot (again, I added the arrows) of this tree when young and recently-planted in the early 1930s. The original and enlargeable photo can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeyearlook/6900485120/in/album-72157621179687840/

Duke's historical photos can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeyearlook/albums

and here: https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/uarchives/history

This tree was cut down in 2020, not sure why.

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Observer

izafarr

Date

October 17, 2022 06:02 PM EDT

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What

American Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)

Observer

cypselurus

Date

July 12, 2022 05:39 PM EDT

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What

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Observer

renard_frak

Date

October 9, 2022 02:13 PM EDT

Description

Un autre boisé très étonnant ! La strate arbustive est envahie de nerpruns. Mais sinon, il y a beaucoup d’ostryers ! Et des bouleaux ! Quelques chênes, érables et amélanchiers à travers la multitude de nerpruns…

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What

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Observer

owenclarkin

Date

May 29, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

jeffdc

Date

October 6, 2022 05:50 PM EDT

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What

White Oak (Quercus alba)

Observer

sgoon785

Date

September 23, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

imasongster

Date

April 30, 2021 04:43 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

eickwort

Date

August 31, 2022 02:40 PM EDT

Description

Many of these detachable leaf galls on planted bluff oaks in a commercial landscape. Gall clusters attached directly to midvein on lower leaf surface. Each individual gall around 3.6 mm wide by 4.3 mm tall. Interior firm but fleshy and succulent, with a single central larval cell.

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What

Succulent Oak Gall Wasp (Dryocosmus quercuspalustris)

Observer

matthew_wills

Date

May 9, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

Description

Galls being eaten by Rose-breasted Grosbeak (observed separately).

Gall on Q. palustris.

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What

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

June 2017

Description

Seedling, weed in a garden bed.

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What

Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercusoperator)

Observer

megachile

Date

August 15, 2022 06:52 PM CDT

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What

Mottled Odorous Ant (Dolichoderus plagiatus)

Observer

antoine_guiguet_

Date

August 13, 2022 04:32 PM EDT

Description

They built a fence around a Gall-like scale

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What

Bear Oak (Quercus ilicifolia)

Observer

johnmcl228

Date

August 12, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

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Observer

davidenrique

Date

August 9, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

Description

Wooo! he emerged!!!
For it being the largest mosquito species in the US, it does seem kind of small, although it's definitely very loud when it flies.
baby picture: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/128965436
Found in a root phytotelma of a Fagus grandifolia, reared indoors.

I find the spectrogram very interesting. It looks like the fundamental frequency is at about 800Hz. Crickets and most other things I've recorded have very clean songs without harmonics, so I was surprised to see the lovely harmonic series on the spectrogram. I'm also surprised by how low the fundamental frequency is, I would have thought it was much higher. Mosquitoes sound very high-pitched!

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What

Elephant Mosquito (Toxorhynchites rutilus)

Observer

davidenrique

Date

July 30, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

Description

Largest mosquito larva I've ever seen. In a root phytotelma of a Fagus grandifolia
No wonder the water was conspicuously devoid of other mosquito larvae! Well, there were a couple of tiny ones, I guess too small for it to eat.

Update: emerged on 8/9/22, it's a male: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130103645

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What

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Observer

megachile

Date

July 15, 2022 01:38 PM CDT

Description

cross sectioned and compared to live oak acorns

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What

Texas Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis)

Observer

megachile

Date

July 15, 2022 01:40 PM CDT

Description

cross sectioned and compared to bur oak acorn

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

ivanmunks

Date

July 2, 2022 02:16 PM EDT

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Observer

buggybuddy

Date

July 2, 2022 04:18 PM EDT

Description

with any luck i did observe the vine parasitizing the gall because thats what i was desperately looking for

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Observer

natemarchessault

Date

July 2022

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Observer

tshahan

Date

June 2022

Description

240fps take off

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What

Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)

Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

June 12, 2022 07:43 PM EDT

Description

Cercis canadensis
This gall/mine had no sign on the top of the leaf; On bottom, all galls had a characteristic black streak in the middle. Galls 4-5 mm.

I examined 122 leaf mines. 73% were empty, 21% contained larvae or pupae. Larvae are white, the pupae initially white before darkening.

  • 18 mines contained larvae (8 small, 6 medium, 4 large)
  • 7 mines contained pupae (6 white stage)
  • 2 mines had a midge pupal exuvium just outside the mine, suggesting that those individuals has wriggled out of the mine before emerging.
  • 89 mines were empty, either with an exuvium inside the mine (29) or not, or with signs of predation.

Compare gallformers.org Unknown c-canadensis-blister-gall
https://gallformers.org/gall/3475

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Observer

akilee

Date

May 29, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

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What

Table Mountain Pine (Pinus pungens)

Observer

mellis

Date

April 29, 2018 01:56 PM EDT

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Observer

aliandbrice

Date

May 2022

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What

Garland's Oak (Quercus × garlandensis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

September 20, 2020 07:28 PM EDT

Description

Naturally occurring hybrid of Quercus falcata and Q. nigra, which often has leaves similar in appearance to Q. georgiana but the buds and acorn cap scales are different. Both parental species are present here.

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What

Rolf's Oak (Quercus × rolfsii)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

October 20, 2015 09:41 AM EDT

Description

Quercus chapmanii x minima. Forms a large, low clone. Grows with Q. minima, and Q. chapmanii grows within several hundred feet of this spot.

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What

Darlington Oak and Water Oak Hybrid (Quercus hemisphaerica × nigra)

Observer

brettbudach

Date

September 2, 2020 06:04 PM EDT

Description

potentially a hybrid involving Q. nigra? Or just an odd, toothy, thicket-forming expression of Q. nigra?

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What

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Observer

michaelgold

Date

April 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

izafarr

Date

May 2, 2022 01:49 PM EDT

Description

On Narceus americanus

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What

Catsear Gall Wasp (Phanacis hypochoeridis)

Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 30, 2022 03:21 PM EDT

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Observer

entoandrew

Date

April 29, 2022 01:00 PM MDT

Description

On Crimson Spire Oak (Q. robur x Q. alba) Gall photos included. This adult emerged as I cut into gall. Some gall wasps on tree have already started emerging. Tree has only been in the ground for 2 years, new home development.

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What

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

April 25, 2022 02:15 PM EDT

Description

Inflorescences and flowers from separate male and female trees. Thanks to Gerry Moore, USDA NRCS, for collecting this material.

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What

Biltmore Ash (Fraxinus biltmoreana)

Observer

thomasmcfadden

Date

June 4, 2019 01:03 PM EDT

Description

Undersides of leaves strongly whitened and hairy

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 21, 2022 07:15 PM EDT

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What

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Observer

paxnanthemum

Date

April 18, 2022 01:11 PM ADT

Description

Working on ID’ing the native species in my yard. Definitely Quercus but I’m stuck on the species. I think it’s either Q. hemisphaerica, Q. phellos, or Q. nigra.

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Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 17, 2022 10:40 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 15, 2022 12:42 AM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 15, 2022 12:42 AM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

Seems to match the description
https://www.gallformers.org/gall/1119

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Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 15, 2022 12:42 AM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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Observer

noaboa

Date

April 9, 2022 03:17 PM EDT

Description

Parasitoid that emerged from ex-situ reared galls on Quercus pumila. See here for gall inducing wasp observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110953456

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What

Bastard Oak (Quercus sinuata var. sinuata)

Observer

dryopteris2

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 8, 2022 10:25 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 8, 2022 10:25 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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What

Harbison Oak (Quercus × harbisonii)

Observer

sc_beetles

Date

December 11, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Description

ID by Keith Bradley, SCDNR botanist

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Observer

lappelbaum

Date

October 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

root gall with wasp inside

trees/bushes nearby:
Southern Red Oak
White Oak
Water Oak
Carolina Buckthorn
Yaupon Holly
American Hornbeam
Southern Magnolia
Black Gum/Tupelo

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What

American Chaffseed (Schwalbea americana)

Observer

wernerehl

Date

July 2020

Description

I wanted something a little special for my 500th species observation, so here is federally endangered American chaffseed, a great population found at first by Doug McGrady, then ID'd by Pam Polloni and Don Schall in 2018. This species reappeared after a 53 year absence from the bay state, and in a brand new location.

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What

English Oak (Quercus robur)

Observer

brandirobinson

Date

July 16, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

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What

Myrtle Oak (Quercus myrtifolia)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

January 11, 2015 03:25 PM EST

Description

Enormous specimen for what is normally a shrubby species. About 6 meters tall, trunks around 20 cm DBH. Remnants of the sand pine scrub habitat that existed here before the cemetery was constructed. I do not know if this tree is still alive today.

Growing with Quercus geminata and a huge Q. inopina:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69387777

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What

Chicalaba (Quercus insignis)

Observer

ricardo_solabac

Date

October 2020

Description

Encino característico por bellotas grandes, sobre todo la cúpula, pero , compacto el pericarpio

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What

Red Cone Gall Wasp (Feron kingi)

Observer

graysquirrel

Date

October 17, 2021 02:01 PM PDT

Description

Being eaten by Oak Titmouse, bird observed separately.

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What

Burnet Oak (Quercus × burnetensis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

September 14, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Description

A cultivated tree I've been watching for nearly ten years, and I suspected it was a hybrid because it's not like the other oaks planted here in a long row (all Quercus austrina), and is not like any oak species I know of. It has a dense crown with lots of fine branching; fairly small, semi-coriaceous leaves, with a few that persist well into the winter; and thick, pubescent twigs. I suspected that a live oak was one parent, but based on the leaf shape I wondered if the other parent was a post oak or a burr oak. I hadn't found any acorns until recently, when I found one very large acorn with a thick cap, which excludes any post oak species but is fitting for burr oak.

Another interesting thing about this tree is that twigs with fully developed terminal buds have powdery mildew on their leaves, whereas twigs without properly developed terminal buds have leaves free of powdery mildew.

Photos taken in September 2021 and January 2022.

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What

Swamp Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

October 26, 2012 01:33 PM EDT

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What

White Oaks (Section Quercus)

Date

November 3, 2021 03:43 AM UTC

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What

American Sand Wasp (Bembix americana)

Observer

krechmer

Date

October 16, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

calconey

Date

September 11, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

Description

Q stellata

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Observer

calconey

Date

September 11, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

Description

Q lyrata

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Observer

calconey

Date

August 29, 2021 05:32 PM EDT

Description

Q imbricaria

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Observer

calconey

Date

August 29, 2021 04:54 PM EDT

Description

Q stellata

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What

Riparian Oak (Quercus × riparia)

Observer

mathis3

Date

October 28, 2017 10:07 PM EDT

Description

-very strange oak
-few lobes, some even look maple-like (this is definitely way out of range for maple-leaf oak!)
-site is wet forest on black, organic soils over dense clay
-this tree is in a very diverse oak community that includes Q. shumardii, Q. palustris, and Q. rubra which it may be a hybrid of.
-acorns are very large, have faint striping
-leaves have orange tufts of hair at vein/mid rib junctions on leaf undersides (like Q. shumardii does)
-is it a Shumard oak with strange lobes?
-is is a Shumard hybrid such as Q. x riparia (Shumard x red oak hybrid) or Q. x mutabilis (Shumard x pin oak)?

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