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Gall Midge Galls

Polystepha pilulae


Galls caused by tiny flies (Gall Midges). Unruptured galls are brown with a "crusty baked bread" appearance (to me anyway). One unruptured gall seen in photo #2 but it appears dead as it is black. Ruptured galls appear as above.


Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Forest floor. Oak leaves.

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Islip, New York, USA

Lat: 40.73, Long: -73.21

Spotted on Sep 7, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2014

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