Gall on youngish (15 year old) oak tree
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I am not sure about this one - B. pallida normally has several smaller cells, not one large one.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Thanks. Will have a look.
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.
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?
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
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!
Lat/Lng: 56.1479, -3.6453
OS grid ref: NS978962