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- Callirhytis cryptica Weld, 1922b (female, galls).
One paratype female: ‘Dolhan, Ala, May; Quercus digitata; 1188; Paratype No. 24725 USNM’.
Only the asexual generation is known. It induces bud galls on Quercus myrtifolia Willd. and Quercus falcata Michx. in the USA (Florida and Alabama) (Weld 1922b, Burks 1979).
Type galls were collected in October and adults emerged the next year in May (Weld 1922). The affected terminal bud cluster becomes enlarged, one or two green leaves sometimes grow out beyond the bud scales, and later the bud turns brown; the gall is completely hidden within the bud and is conical, with a thin-walled cell and a tuft of hairs near the apex (Weld 1922b).
The female is entirely uniformly reddish brown and the notauli are incomplete, reaching to 3/4 of the mesoscutum length, but darker lines that look like notauli reach the anterior margin of the mesoscutum; the median mesoscutal line is impressed and reaches the pronotum; the prominent part of the ventral spine of the hypopygium is 6.3 times as long as broad. See also the Zapatella species key.
- Pujade-Villar, J; Hanson, P; Medina, C; Torres, M; Melika, G; 2012: A new genus of oak gallwasps, Zapatella Pujade-Villar & Melika, gen. n., with a description of two new species from the Neotropics (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae, Cynipini) ZooKeys, 210: 75-104. doi
- Weld L (1922b) Notes on Cynipid Wasps, with descriptions of new North American Species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 61 (18): 1-29.
- Burks B (1979) Superfamily Cynipoidea. In: Krombein K Hurd P Smith D Burks B (Eds). Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Vol. 1. Symphyta and Apocrita. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC: 1045-1107.