Thought the title might boost the hits a bit. It’s all about
the underside of an Oak leaf.
These are Silk button galls and were found down by the
Mire Loch. They are fairly common in the UK and are found on the underside of
The Silk Button Gall Wasp Neuroterus numismalis has two generations each year. The galls
shown here contain the agamic (asexual) generation. The wasps develop inside
the gall and fall to the ground with the leaves. They then overwinter on the
ground and the females emerge in early spring and lay their eggs in oak leaf
buds, forming a Blister Gall. The Blister galls then produce the males and
females of the bisexual generation.
Hope that entertained you for a minute! Promise the next
post will be more bird related.