California Gall-Making Cynipidae; With Descriptions of New Species

9780217127356: California Gall-Making Cynipidae; With Descriptions of New Species
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... tissue. The larval cell is hardly distinct from this surrounding tissue. On twigs of Quercus dumosa." (Kinsey.) Type.--"Harvard Mus. Compar. Zool." Type locality.--Kinsey described this species from an insect cut from a gall collected in San Diego County by D. Cleveland. It is a common gall on the foothills of the Stanford environs, Santa Clara County, California. Galls of this species in the Stanford collection are mahogany-red on exposed side, bright yellow on shaded side, covered with golden-yellow very slightly raised spots, subspherical with apex drawn to a point, 6 to 8 mm. in diameter when mature. Monothalamous. This is a very conspicuous gall, growing in the axils of leaves. The old galls are persistent, turning brown on weathering. It is very abundant on both dumosa and durata. (This gall is figured in Kellogg's "American Insects," fig. 663, p. 471.) Genus BASSETTIA Ashmead 19. Bassettia ligni Kinsey Bassettia ligni Kinsey, Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 46: 291, pi. 24, fig. 1, 1922. Gall.--Kinsey describes this gall "within wood of small twigs, usually not distorting the stem, or producing hardly noticeable swelling. Each cell is elongate oval, about 1.0 by 2.5 mm., with a shell-like lining, distinct from but hardly separable from the wood, the cells lie wholly within the wood which is not particularly modified; often a hundred or more are closely crowded in dense clusters. Exit holes clearly circular, about 0.5 mm. in diameter, disclose the infestation." Type.--"Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist." Paratypes.--"Kinsey collection." Type locality.--Gait, Sacramento County, California. Host.--Quercus douglasi Hooker and Arnott. In the Stanford Entomological Museum are galls of this species sent by Kinsey from his type locality, on Q. douglasi, and galls apparent...

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