Talk:Gall wasp

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metamorphosis?[edit]

It seems from the lack of mentioning of the pupa stage that there isn't one. But it clearly isn't simple metamorphosis either. What's going on here? — Martinship 22:42, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

The larvae develop in the gall, however the metamorphosis is much like a regular wasp. For more infomation users should visit the page on Hymenoptera. Uberloofah (talk) 02:12, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


bad redirection?[edit]

I got redirected here from Asclepiadoideae - Diplolepis which should be done something about by someone who knows more than me about wiki-editing... what you call a split? Lindacse 23:07, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Diplolepis is a genus of gall wasps, and lacking a specific page for this genus I think that redirecting to the family here is acceptable. Uberloofah (talk) 02:12, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Diplopeis is also a genus of flowering plants in the Asclepiadoideae. Clearly a disambiguation page is needed. Semudobia (talk) 21:52, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Inappropriate link?[edit]

The first sentence of the 2nd section reads "Like all Apocrita, gall wasps have a distinctive body shape, the so-called wasp waist." The last two words link to an article on corsets... Given that this appears to be 2 distinct uses (and that the body of a corsetted woman, while similar, is not actually an example of the actual shape of a wasp's body), perhaps this link could be removed/clarified, for pedantic accuracy's sake? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.96.22.178 (talk) 18:30, 25 June 2013 (UTC)