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I have always seen this balls in some pines and oaks but never seen them with this orange covering. I put it under fungi but it may be a plant parasite. Still more strange is that I found dozens of ants coming in and out of these "balls" (pic No. 3). Maybe they have the ant nest inside. The last pic is the "normal" look.

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7 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

It has been suggested it might be a Pineapple gall adelgid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple_g...
But the orange part is still a mystery. Thanks Christine Y.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 years ago

Wow, what is that? Very interesting!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thanks Chief.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Exactly Martin1, what ist this. It is a big gall covered by this orange... fungui?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Any suggestions for an ID?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you harsuame

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Interesante!!

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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