Oak Apple Gall

Name: Oak Apple Gall

Scientific name: Biorhiza pallida

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 50

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About: The oak apple gall is caused by a tiny gall wasp called Biorhiza pallida. It can be found on oak twigs.

How to identify: Unmistakeable, a large soft apple-like gall on oak twigs.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 20
  • Traveller: 40

Fantastic fact: The wasp has a second generation which cause round galls on oak roots.

Photograph credit: Richard Carter

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