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What is this???

Posted by kathleen72 Alabama (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 23, 10 at 16:40

My Husband found a small egg shaped cocoon that is brown in color with a grey or tan ring around the middle (sort of Easter Egg like). The insect inside is popping the shell causing the cocoon to jump and spin around. It's not a 'Mexican Jumping Bean', that much I do know. My Husband discovered it at the trunk of a tree when it literally popped up out of the ground. Can anyone identify?

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Kathleen, any chance of a better picture of this thing?

RE: What is this???

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 24, 10 at 17:49

Was this at the base of an oak? You might google "jumping oak gall" if so. We have them here in KS, usually on and near bur oak.

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