All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This Red maple leaf looks as though it has a case of the Chicken Pox! These are Ocellate or Eyespot maple galls seen from the top of a leaf. The little bumps in the middle of each gall contains a single Ocellate midge larva. (See following photo) Even ...
This Red maple leaf looks as though it has a case of the Chicken Pox! These are Ocellate or Eyespot maple galls seen from the top of a leaf. The little bumps in the middle of each gall contains a single Ocellate midge larva. (See following photo) Even though these galls are unsightly, they do not cause harm to the tree.

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