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Spotting

Description:

Tiny light brown seed attached to rose leaf with web-like white fluff, holding it flat. On close inspection it has longitudinal ridges and tiny ribs between them.

Habitat:

Temperate gardens, on rose bush.

Notes:

Here associated with apparent fungal disease.

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4 Comments

brainpunk
brainpunk 8 years ago

That is possible, but it looked like it was done deliberately. But hey, I'm not expert on insects or plants, I'm a boring human expert :) We shall call it a seed.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

I think the leaf was wet from the last rain and the feathery wing of the seed stuck to it then dried out.

brainpunk
brainpunk 8 years ago

It does look like a plant seed, but then why would it be webbed flat to a leaf? Could something have injected micro eggs into it and leave it as food?

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

This looks like a plant seed.

brainpunk
Spotted by
brainpunk

2640, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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