PLANT GALLS SURVEY

THE survey was conducted on 28th August 2021 by ecologist Tommy Root BSc ACIEEM (Professional Ecologist, LNHS Plants Galls Recorder, BPGS Vice-Chair). 

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Introduction

Plant galls are unnatural growths of plant-based tissue induced by invading organisms for which the invader gains benefit. Any size plant can be galled as can all plant parts. They come in a variety of shapes and colours, but most are small in size.

Summary

The survey resulted in the finding of twenty-one gall types induced by twenty species. 

Method

The plant galls survey consisted of a visual inspection of host plants present in Big Wood looking for the sign of plant galls on plant parts known to be galled. For accuracy, a comprehensive identification book was used.

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Hymenoptera
Hymenoptera

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Eriophyes torminalis on wild service
Eriophyes torminalis on wild service

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