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The Gall Of It All! This leaf of the Pin Cherry has been infected by a microscopic Eriophyid  mite causing these galls to form on the leaf.   Canada,Geotagged,Prunus pensylvanica,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The Gall Of It All!

This leaf of the Pin Cherry has been infected by a microscopic Eriophyid mite causing these galls to form on the leaf.

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  1. Really cool, Gary! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Ferdy, What one sees when one takes a closer look. The actual mites are too tiny to get any photos. The SEM photos online look rather cool as well. Posted 4 months ago
      1. So true! I've walked past galls for years, completely ignorant about them existing at all. Only through here did I learn about them and started paying attention! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Whoa, amazing! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine. Its another of those, “never seen that before!”. Posted 4 months ago

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''Prunus pensylvanica'', also known as bird cherry, fire cherry, pin cherry, and red cherry, is a North American cherry species in the genus ''Prunus''.

Similar species: Rosales
Species identified by gary fast
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By gary fast

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Uploaded Jun 18, 2019. Captured Jun 16, 2019 06:55 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/13.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1600
  • 60mm