Hand holding Chestnut Oak leaf with an insect gall by David Smart for Stocksy United

Hand holding Chestnut Oak leaf with an insect gall

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 #136022
Uploaded 20 December, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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