Jon Crispin's Notebook

Any Botanists Out There?

Posted in biology, Science by joncrispin on 22/05/2015

This will be quick as I am off to Rotterdam to work on the suitcases.  I was walking the dog in the woods this morning and saw this beautiful object.  Looks to me that the little black dots might be eggs of some sort.  But oh, that green!  Could any of you with botanist friends send this around?  I’d love to know what it is.

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  1. careofny said, on 22/05/2015 at 7:40 am

    oak apple Gall Wasp– http://urbpan.livejournal.com/370776.html

  2. Curry, Mark J. said, on 22/05/2015 at 9:00 am

    https://www.google.com/search?q=oak+tree+wasps&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TTZfVbnyMImNsAXYwYHYDA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=1130&dpr=0.8

    it is some type of wasp that lays their eggs in a parasitic manner on trees.

    Mark


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