IN-0387 Common spangle galls

IN-0387 Common spangle galls
Description: Close up of a cluster of disc-shaped hairy common spangle galls attached to the underside of an oak leaf (Quercus robor) caused by gall wasp (Neuroterus quercusbaccarum). Each gall houses a single agamic wasp. The galls mature on the ground in winter and the insects leave in eary spring to lay their eggs in oak buds.
Keywords: plant, tree, leaf, leaves, underside, botany, botanical, nature, wild, gall, oak, Quercus robor, wasp, hymenoptera, agamic, insect, invertebrate, gall wasp, Neuroterus quercusbaccarum, common spangle galls, reddish- brown, round, cluster, disc-shaped, hairy, autumn, woodland, Norfolk, United Kingdom
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