Observation 132414: Cynipidae

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1% (2)
Recognized by sight: Red blob in early spring apparently left over from last fall – fruit body slightly dried and worn out. Most unusual placement on a single dried oak leaf – maybe this is some type of gall
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: On oak.

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By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-04-25 16:48:32 CDT (-0400)

thanks for the reminder of a cross-section – my colleague was confident it was slime so I did not think of it. It would have easily resolved the issue.

By: Byrain
2013-04-24 22:29:54 CDT (-0400)

This could be some kind of insect gall, there are many on oak leaves, I don’t know eastern galls at all though. Maybe you can try bugguide.net? A cross section could also help tell if its a gall for those of less experienced and if its an gall, knowing what kind of oak would help.

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