Neuroterus

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Neuroterus
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Neuroterus albipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Cynipidae
Genus: Neuroterus
Hartig, 1840
Species

many; see text

The galls of Neuroterus numismalis parthenogenetic generation on Quercus robur leaf

Neuroterus is a genus of gall wasps. Some species produce galls that fall off the host plant and jump along the ground due to the movement of the larvae within.

Neuroterus saltatorius -- formerly named Cynips saltatorius -- produces such Mexican jumping bean-like jumping galls about 1 to 1.5 mm in diameter.[1][2]

Species include:

External links[edit]

  1. ^ W.P. Armstrong. "California's Amazing Jumping Galls". 1997.
  2. ^ Missouri Botanical Garden. "Jumping oak galls".