Spherical shaped insect gall on the underside of a Chestnut Oak  by David Smart for Stocksy United

Spherical shaped insect gall on the underside of a Chestnut Oak

An insect deposited and egg in the vein of this Chestnut Oak leaf in the spring. As it grew, the leaf formed an abnormal outgrowth or gall around the insect larvae.

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Image #136020
Uploaded 20 December, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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