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Gall wasp spreading north west

Observed: 10th October 2008 By: petershirley
British Plant Gall Society
Invertebrates expert
A. aries MF Oct 08
Andricus aries Malpas 100808 1

Galls found near Malpas in Cheshire.

    Likely ID
    Ramshorn gall (Andricus aries)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
    • dshubble
      Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Norwichnaturalist's picture

Gaining a foothold in Suffolk and Norfolk

1st record for me was in 2005 at Herringfleet Hills Suffolk.

then Sandy Lane Belton in 2007 both on mature Quercus rober.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member

dshubble's picture

And in Surrey...

First for me was last year at Effingham Common also on Q. robur, though it's commoner in the area around London and the SE, so not such a surprise there.

RHoman's picture

And in Severn Vale

Found in Gloucestershire for the first time last year with a few more records subsequently. Also just in Herefordshire and keenly awaited in Worcs.

Robert Homan