Bedeguar gall of the gall wasp

Bedeguar gall of the gall wasp

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Caption: Robin's pin cushion or Bedeguar gall of the gall wasp Diplolepis rosae on a wild rose. Eggs are laid in a leaf bud from which thick roundish galls develop (5cm) with a mossy surface entirely covered with filamentous outgrowths. Reproduction is almost exclusively by parthenogenesis in this species. The common name of this wasp is Mossy Rose Gall wasp.

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Keywords: bedeguar gall, botany, diplolepis rosae, disease, diseases, gall, insect, mossy rose gall wasp, nature, parthenogenesis, pathogens, pathology, pest pests, plant, robin's pin cushion, wasp

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