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PC150260

Observed: 15th December 2010 By: mm25739
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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PC150260
Description:

Gall on youngish (15 year old) oak tree

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cola-nut Gall (Andricus lignicola) interacts

Comments

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I am not sure about this one

I am not sure about this one - B. pallida normally has several smaller cells, not one large one.

M.

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Thanks. Will have a look.

Thanks. Will have a look.

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www.hbrg.org.uk very helpful.

www.hbrg.org.uk very helpful. Thanks for the tip. They suggest it is Andricus lignicola, the cola nut gall, which is spreading north and has probably reached us in Central Scotland.

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That sounds right, but I am

That sounds right, but I am not confident to call it from the picture alone. It should certainly be in your area - we have a number of records from Oak woodland in Highland. Why not add it as a revision, and see who might agree?

M.

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Not sure how to add it as a

Not sure how to add it as a revision. It was IMEvans from hbrg who suggested it was a cola nut gall. Thanks for your help. M

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OK - I know Ian well, and if

OK - I know Ian well, and if he says it is lignicola, I am happy with that.

To add the name, just click the 'add a Revision' link above, and put in the names (Eng & Latin), and how sure you are, and confirm by clicking the 'add revision' button.

I am glad HBRG was able to help!

Murdo

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Thanks Moyna

Thanks Moyna