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Woolly Oak Gall - Callirhytis lanata Fuzzy, dingy cream-colored, detachable galls on the leaves of oak (Quercus sp.). The galls drop off the leaves in October, and the adults emerge in the second, third, or fourth spring.<br />
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Habitat: Oak saplings in a meadow. They always have galls on them, yet the trees continue to slowly grow. Callirhytis lanata,Geotagged,Spring,United States,Woolly Oak Gall,gall,oak gall Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Woolly Oak Gall - Callirhytis lanata

Fuzzy, dingy cream-colored, detachable galls on the leaves of oak (Quercus sp.). The galls drop off the leaves in October, and the adults emerge in the second, third, or fourth spring.

Habitat: Oak saplings in a meadow. They always have galls on them, yet the trees continue to slowly grow.

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Callirhytis lanata is a gall wasp that forms galls on trees in the red oak (Quercus rubra) group.

Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 17, 2019. Captured Apr 7, 2019 13:17 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm