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Rose bedeguar gall

Diplolepis rosae

Description:

Found on Rosa canina (dog rose).

Notes:

It develops as a chemically induced distortion of an unopened leaf axillary or terminal buds mostly on Field Rose (Rosa arvensis) or Dog rose (Rosa canina) shrubs, caused by the parthenogenetic hymenopteran gall wasp Diplolepis rosae. Diplolepis lay up to sixty eggs within each leaf buds (source: wikipedia.org).


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1 Comment

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

interesting.

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Lat: 51.50, Long: 9.95

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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