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bedeguar gall

bedeguar gall
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/420 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-12 20:23
Viewed: 5956
Points: 24
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And now something completely different...

Diplolepis rosae - Bedeguar gall, Robin's pinchusion
Family: Cynipidae - Gall wasps
Order: Hymenoptera

Gall wasps are small ant-like insects with laterally compressed abdomen and distinct venation of wings. Sometimes they are wingless. They induce gall formation in plants. Female lays eggs in the leaf or stem, and when egg hatch the surrounding tissue swell up around the grubs to form the galls. The larvae thrive on the nutritous tissues. The insects always pupate in galls and spend the winter there. Many species have complex life cycles including the alternation of bisexual and parthenogenetic generations.

Diplolepis rosae causes galls in wild roses. Galls mature late autumn. The female lay eggs without mating - males are very rare. The species is very common in almost entire Europe.

Source: Chinery M. 1993. Pocket Guide to Insects of Britain & Western Europe

By the way, the Polish name of that species is a true tongue-twister. Just try: szypszyniec różany :-)

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I saw galls in quercus species around here. Cca 2 cm wide, spherical. I had the impresion that true wasps are the ones that does them. I never saw the insects (or probably I did but I didn't know what they're doing).
This looks different. Looks like moss.

Regards, Petru

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-13 2:55]

Very strange gall Michal. Most of galls which I saw was on oak leaves. Very interesting picture and note. I'm going to search photo of this Gall wasp immidiately ;-)

Za to to zdjecie jest przepiękne :-)))
Piękne kolory, wspaniałe przyciemnione światło i w ogóle... fajne ;-)

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-12-13 3:53]

:o) very nice light and details !
I like it very much :o)
TFS Libor

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-13 4:49]

Hello Michal!
Very nice capture.Lighting,colors,clear details,POV and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Michal,
Extremely interesting post. Well shown here, in good detail. Thats why I like this site so well. I learn someting knew every day.

Hello Michal,
Very interesting and rarely noticed species.
Good crop and POV. Extraordinary good note.
TFS. Thomas

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-13 13:45]

Hello Michal,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

Interesting post Michal,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a good week.

Hello Michal, very interesting plant. Colorful photo, good sharpness and details. Well done.

Interesting post Michal. I'm still not sure what I'm lookin' for here but it's late, I'm tired :-) Well done and Thank You!

Bonjour Michal,
Belle composition. trčs fine, lumineuse sur fond sombre.
J'ai toujours un faible pour ces images en clair/obscure.
Bien vu,
Merci du partage

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