Willow gall

(Zool.) a conical, scaly gall produced on willows by the larva of a small dipterous fly (Cecidomyia strobiloides).

See also: Willow

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(You can see the young insect here, in the cut-open willow gall above.) Like a gingerbread house, the gall gives the growing insect a place to live and something to eat at the same time.