Vol 97 (2000)

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia


Cover Page
COVER: The jumping gall wasp, Neuroterus saltatorius (Edwards) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), was first discovered in Canada in 1986 in the Victoria area. The wasp forms galls on Garry oak, Quercus garryana Douglas, British Columbia's only native oak, and has since spread to cover much of the host's distribution (primarily southeastern Vancouver Island). The insect's native range is the western United States, where it has several hosts in the white oak Family. The common name is derived from the bouncing action of tiny galls (1-1.5 mm) that fall from scorched leaves in summer, each containing an agamic female larva. Adult illustrated on cover (body length about 1mm) and text, by Stephanie Sopow.