Thursday, April 8, 2010

Galls?




I believe that these are all galls, which are things that some arthropods ("bugs") cause plants to make for the arthropods' benefit. Usually the adult "bug" makes the plant form a gall so that its larvae (kids or babies) have a place to live in to hide from predators and eat part of the plant. I'm hoping that some people who know more than I do about galls will chime in and give me more information that I can post. In the meantime, you can find more information about common galls and gall-makers here:http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent525/close/gallpix/index.htm or about every gall many galls that people have taken pictures of here:

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  1. Hey Dave, I know you're busy and all but did you forget about your faithful readers? It's been months since you've given us any really cool pictures of bugs. My son has been bugging me (ow) to show him your latest pictures and I have to tell him that nothing new is out here. Please come back :)

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