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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 one month 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 one month 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 one month ago
  2. Whoa, amazing! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Christine. Its another of those, “never seen that before!”. Posted one month 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