Observation 169784: Insecta
When: 2014-07-12
No herbarium specimen

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28% (1)
Recognized by sight
43% (3)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: gall
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
2% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Gall wasps

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very clever
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-07-24 16:14:28 BST (+0100)

it would appear that my source for that name also lists it (and similar spp.) as occurring in Great Britain. BugGuide indeed. Thanks, Byrain.

Galls
By: Byrain
2014-07-24 16:06:38 BST (+0100)

Not all anthropod galls are Insecta, but given its appearance and that its on an Oak, it might be safe to call it Cynipidae. Does N. numismalis even occur in the US? What little information I have found indicates its found in the UK.

Dave, please post these on bugguide, thanks!

Thanks, Danny.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-24 00:52:11 BST (+0100)

At least I can be certain it’s not fungal.

does not look fungal
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-07-24 00:16:20 BST (+0100)

if it’s a gall, I suspect it’s an oak spangle gall (Neuroterus spp.), possibly N. numismalis. it is very deteriorated.

Can’t say specifically
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-07-19 00:56:25 BST (+0100)

But post what you see and we should be able to sort it out from there. Obviously, asci, basidia or clamps are a good sign it’s fungal.

Danny, what microscopic features may be of interest?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-18 05:42:10 BST (+0100)

I still have this material.

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