Oak Apple Gall: natural amazement | Nature Notes

I write these nature notes as a part of my learning process about the natural world and I am constantly amazed at the intricate relationships that exist between species, in the case of most galls between insects and trees or flowers. Knowing nothing about oak apples (Biorhiza pallida) I turned to my reference book, "Britain's Plant Galls" by Michael Chinnery to find out how they come about. Here is a potted version of the incredible story.
The female gall wasp lays eggs in the leaf bud of an oak tree in early spring and the oak apple develops.

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