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Observed: 12th June 2011 By: KatieNat
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Description:

first 2 photos of a young oak tree with these pink and white lumps growing out of some of the leaves. Is this how acorns start?!
the last photo is a flying insect about an inch long with a long body that has an upturned red area at the end of it's body.
Any insight into these observations very appreciated.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) interacts

Comments

wad25's picture

Marble Gall

I think it looks more like the currant gall Neuroterus quercusbaccarum (sexual generation)rather than Andricus kollari. Definitely not an acorn. This post should be moved to invertebrates:- one for the scorpion fly and one for the gall.

darob57's picture

N.quercusbaccarum

Agree with last comment above - currant galls. Small convex part of gall on top of leaf, larger roundish part on underside of leaf (just visible in second photo.

Dave