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rsingley(z6a NJ)August 2, 2010

I've seen these "shells", "seed pods" or "egg cases" around my home in NJ for many years but have never learned what they came from. Can someone please ID this for me?? Thank you.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Have you got oaks in the area? Because these look like Oak Apple Galls, caused by a minute gall wasp. Google Oak Apple Gall for comparison images.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 12:12PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Yep, that's what it looks like. We get those, too! They don't harm the tree, btw.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 2:26PM
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rsingley(z6a NJ)

Good news, TY much...

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 6:49PM
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Here's another pic of an Oak apple gall:

Here is a link that might be useful: Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

This post was edited by blakrab on Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 14:38

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 2:34PM
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