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Oak Apple Gall

Andricus quercuscalifornicus


Large apple-looking gall from the California Gall Wasp.


Scrub Oak in riparian area.

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:) Thank you for the comment, Sukanya! Yes this is a real gall and it looks like an apple in person, too. It will eventually turn brown and much less attractive but it's pretty while it's still growing!

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

That apple -like thing..that is a gall??? I'd have plucked it and eaten it. looks JUST like an apple...I thought galls were deformed ugly-looking things...

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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