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The galls I have described from campus so far are all recognisably gall like, but not all are. I’m having quite a bit of trouble at the moment trying to distinguish some types of gall, which involve leaf rolling and … Continue reading
The Wilderness on the Whiteknights Campus is home to lots of majestic trees, beautiful plants, bizarre insects and secretive animals; but what about life below ground? The soil contains a huge amount of biodiversity, from the multitude of microscopic organisms … Continue reading
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Whilst looking for galls on oaks last month I was lucky enough to come across this scene, some insects hatching out. Quite simple, but there is actually a lot going on here. First, what species is this? Looking at the … Continue reading
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Continuing our look at galls caused by mites, Figs 1 and 2 illustrate two nail or bugle galls caused by eriophyoid mites on common lime, Tilia x europaea, on campus. These galls are much larger than those caused by mites … Continue reading