Cherries on an Oak

There are Cherry Galls, Cynips quercusfolii, on this fallen Oak leaf.

Cherry Galls - The Hall of Einar - photo (c) David Bailey (not the)

Inside each are tiny wasp larvae, protected by the Oak’s reaction to its presence. It’s an elegant evolutionary battle between a plant and an insect. 

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