Beeching Out

All the same Fagus.Galls, burls, one and the same?

Did they dig out or dig in?

2 Responses to “Beeching Out”

  1. 1 Charley Eiseman March 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Interesting! I haven’t seen these before, but I think it’s safe to say those are exit holes. My guess is that the growths were caused by a fungus and the holes are from emerging adults of some kind of tiny beetles that fed as larvae on the modified tissue.

    • 2 mthew March 25, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you, Charley! I see you have a Nantucket connection, too. Perhaps we’ll run into each other there one day, although it’s been a few years since I was last there.

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