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Cherry galls?

Observed: 19th May 2013 By: DebbieA
Derbyshire Mammal GroupThe Mammal Society
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Cherry galls?
Description:

Small galls on young oak leaves

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Neuroterus quercusbaccarum interacts

Comments

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'Cherry galls'

These are the sexual generation galls of Neuroterus quercusbaccarum, the asexual generation of which causes spangle galls later in the year. They are often referred to as 'currant galls' rather than the C. quercusfolii 'cherry galls' which are generally larger and appear later in the summer. Currant galls also appear on male catkins.

Peter Shirley

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Thanks

Thanks Peter, that's really helpful. I have revised the id based upon your comments.
Thanks

Debbie

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