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Gall  Robin's Pin Cushion Galls

Robin's Pin Cushion - Photo  Copyright 2005 G. Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
To help you identify the most frequently found galls there's a fully illustrated fold out chart in the Nature Shop - click here

Appearing in late summer and autumn on wild rose bushes, these unusual growths are created by the tiny wasp Diplolepis rosae. The grubs inside feed on the plant through the winter and emerge in spring. The cushion provides a home to many other tiny creatures. It's sometimes called the Bedeguar Gall.

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