Name: Spangle Gall
Scientific name: Neuroterus quercusbaccarum
Nature Stars: 50
About: The spangle gall is caused by a tiny gall wasp called Neuropterus quercusbaccarum, and can be found on the underside of oak leaves.
How to identify: There are several other similar disc-shaped galls that grow on oak trees.
Fantastic fact: The same species of wasp has a second generation in the spring which causes currant galls on the oak flowers!
Photograph credit: Richard Carter