Common spangle galls on an oak leaf

Common spangle galls on an oak leaf

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Caption: Common spangle galls on the underside of an oak leaf (Quercus sp.). These are fertilised eggs, which are laid by the female gall wasp Neuroterus quercusbaccarum in June. One leaf can have up to 100 of these galls, each containing a single developing larvae.

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