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Robin's Pincushion

Observed: 2nd January 2011 By: menscryfa
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Robin's Pincushion
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Robin's Pin-Cushion Gall (Diplolepis rosae) interacts


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I found one of these .....

a couple of years ago and found out they are also called Bedeguar galls. They are formed on the wild rose by larvae of the gall-wasp Diplolepis rosae, it is not the product of a single larva but a group of larvae each residing in its own chamber in the gall. The wasps over winter in the gall emerging as adults in spring, they reproduce without males ~ parthenogenetically.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve

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As well as the "official" residents -

these galls can contain many other species, some harmless squatters, some parasitising the wasp larvae.

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Thats fascinating thank you

Thats fascinating thank you very much for the additional information. Regards Tracy

Tracy Irwin