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Oak Galls

Description:

This oak leaf had at least 4 types of galls on it. Cone gall ,midge gall, silk button gall, urchin gall. Galls are created by insects. Each gall provides food and a home for the insect. The study of galls is known as Cecidology.




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5 Comments

Hema
Hema a year ago

Thanks maplemoth

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very interesting photo....

Hema
Hema a year ago

Thanks Stephen and Neil.

Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain a year ago

Fascinating

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

They are awesome! I've seen plenty of galls, but none like that, and such cool shapes and colours. Great spotting, Hema.

Hema
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Hema

California, USA

Lat: 36.46, Long: -117.95

Spotted on Aug 18, 2018
Submitted on Aug 18, 2018

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