Spangle Gall

Name: Spangle Gall

Scientific name: Neuroterus quercusbaccarum

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: The spangle gall is caused by a tiny gall wasp called Neuropterus quercusbaccarum, and can be found on the underside of oak leaves.

How to identify: There are several other similar disc-shaped galls that grow on oak trees.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: The same species of wasp has a second generation in the spring which causes currant galls on the oak flowers!

Photograph credit: Richard Carter

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