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Under the Oak  - male - female

Under the Oak - Male Female
Santa Rita Experimental Range, Florida Canyon, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 25, 2013
Size: Medium
Discussing acorns, galls and their sweet secretions, and the varied insects that are attracted. An amazing group under an amazing tree.
From left to right: John & Jane Balaban, Eric R. Eaton, Margarethe Brummermann, Art Evans
Joyce Gross posted a nice pic of the gall with commentary and a Polistes

Alice Abela shot a long-horned beetle:

gathering 2013

Speaking of galls and their s
Speaking of galls and their secretions ... just this week, I witnessed for the first time, wasps of some kind visiting a gall and licking from the base of it. I'll try to get a photo.