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Help Identify these #7569813 08/01/19 10:36 PM
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I am finding these under what appears to be BlackJack Oaks, not sure if they are some kind of fruit or egg for some bug. They look to have a hole in the middle and something is opening them up, maybe squirrels.
It's a new home to us, so I haven't seen them before. [Linked Image]


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Re: Help Identify these [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7569819 08/01/19 10:41 PM
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Oak galls.

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What does that mean


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It's just a defect in leaves and twigs. Typically harmless.

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Re: Help Identify these [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7569873 08/01/19 11:27 PM
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Gall wasp larva cause this.

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Learned something new. Thanks

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
Gall wasp larva cause this.

Not always. Some are caused by gall wasps but others naturally occur and the gall wasp will impregnated the gall with a larva.

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Thanks for the info. I saw a whole bunch of those also under very old oak at lease last weekend

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Gall wasp larva cause this.

Not always. Some are caused by gall wasps but others naturally occur and the gall wasp will impregnated the gall with a larva.


I've never seen one that didn't have the larva inside or a hole where it ate it's way out, so I'm thinking virtually all are from gall wasps. I'm sure there are exceptions to everything in nature though.

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Gall wasp larva cause this.

Not always. Some are caused by gall wasps but others naturally occur and the gall wasp will impregnated the gall with a larva.


I've never seen one that didn't have the larva inside or a hole where it ate it's way out, so I'm thinking virtually all are from gall wasps. I'm sure there are exceptions to everything in nature though.

They may all have a larva inside but not all galls are made by the wasp itself.

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Well...mystery solved, Thanks gentlemen.


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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
Gall wasp larva cause this.


Yup..wasp galls..... up


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