Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14th, 2015

I found this Speckled Gall while we were leaving the park yesterday. I was pretty excited because I have always wanted to see inside one.

I think this is from a Besbicus mirabilis, I could be wrong, I wasn't able to find much more about it then photos of the galls.

I think that the gall is on a white oak leaf. 


Gall wasps stimulate the over growth of tissue so their babies have a safe place to live and grow.

The top side of the leaf where the gall was attached.
The underside of the leaf, where the gall attached.


This is where the gall was attached to the leaf.




The wasp larva lived here!


 and because I love to shine light through things!



Hope you have a great night!!