Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: February 1, 2019

Galls hanging from a tree in Australia

Galls

by orchidrn

Insect galls are the highly distinctive plant structures formed by some herbivorous insects as their own microhabitats. They are plant tissue which is controlled by the insect. Galls act as both the habitat and food source for the maker of the gall. The interior of a gall can contain edible nutritious starch and other tissues. Some galls act as "physiologic sinks", concentrating resources in the gall from the surrounding plant parts. Galls may also provide the insect with physical protection from predators Courtesy Wikpedia:


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Canon XTi -18-200mm Lens

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