NO6249 : Robin's Pincushion

taken 1 year ago, near to Boysack, Angus, Great Britain

Robin's Pincushion
Robin's Pincushion
Growths like this, formally called Bedeguar Galls, are caused by the parasitic gall wasp Diplolepis rosae. This wasp lays eggs in the leaf buds, and a chemical distortion of the leaf buds produces a ball of sticky filaments. The larvae overwinter in the gall and emerge in spring.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6252 4955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:38.1763N 2:36.7574W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6252 4955
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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