Wednesday, July 7, 2021

What Galls You?


I recently got a few more Virginia rose specimen for my native-focused garden, and whilst planting them out, I noticed one had this interesting looking "weapon" attached to it, making me think of a medieval 'morning star' or caveman's club!

It's yet another gall, can you believe it? This one is quite magnificent. It's a wasp that specializes in laying its eggs on rose bushes, which then grow and feed inside their specially created little world.

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