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Wildflowers of the Isle of Luing

Bedeguar Gall, Diplolepsis rosae.

Bedeguar Gall, Diplolepsis rosae. 

Or more picturesquely a Robin's pincushion.
Several D. rosae larvae form the gall, and they may been joined by the harmless inquiline cynipid Periclistus brandtii (Ratzeburg) and a complex ecology of parasites and hyperparasites.