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Spotting

Description:

This was growing all over the leaves of a pear tree.

Habitat:

In a tree growing in a moist, shaded area. The grass surrounding was thick and obviously not receiving much sunlight either. White mold was growing in places on it.

Notes:

Pictures taken with an iPhone 5. Didn't realize my caucasian hands were absolutely glowing until later.


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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

Looks like galls made by a midge or a wasp. They lay their eggs and induce the plant to make the gall around the young. We usually classify these as arthropods on Project Noah. Cool find!

restlessblue
Spotted by
restlessblue

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.82, Long: -97.42

Spotted on Apr 22, 2017
Submitted on Apr 22, 2017

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