Below are a few nice images of the
Urchin Gall wasp.
Robert Withey, a trail guide at
Kaweah Oaks Preserve and an amateur videographer, captured these images
on video. These galls were collected in October, 1999 just as the wasps
were to emerge from their purplish/pink homes. Within just a few minutes
they were getting their first view of the outside world from inside a Discovery
Scope plastic chamber. A class of local students observed this amazing
act of nature up close and personal! Of course, the insects were
released after everyone had a chance to see them.
Thanks Robert for these wonderful
Keep up the good work.
Scope and chambers available through Edmund