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Gall  Artichoke Gall

Artichoke Gall - Photo  Copyright 2004 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

Artichoke galls contain the single larva of the gall wasp Andricus fecundator. The larva lives inside a smaller hard casing inside the artichoke and this is released in autumn. The asexual wasp emerges in spring and lays her eggs in the oak catkins. These develop into small oval galls which produce the sexual generation of wasps.



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