. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. BRITISH GALLS. 501 tiny ichneumon flies of the most brilliant colors; and in the Brit- ish Museum there is an excellent example of a chrysalis, which has been filled by a single ichneumon fly, of such a size that the little chrysalis from which it was taken seems scarcely capable of holding it and its cocoon. We now pass to a remarkable series of insects belonging to the same order as the ichneumons, but parasitic upon vegetables and not on animals. Their s

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. BRITISH GALLS. 501 tiny ichneumon flies of the most brilliant colors; and in the Brit- ish Museum there is an excellent example of a chrysalis, which has been filled by a single ichneumon fly, of such a size that the little chrysalis from which it was taken seems scarcely capable of holding it and its cocoon. We now pass to a remarkable series of insects belonging to the same order as the ichneumons, but parasitic upon vegetables and not on animals. Their s
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. BRITISH GALLS. 501 tiny ichneumon flies of the most brilliant colors; and in the Brit- ish Museum there is an excellent example of a chrysalis, which has been filled by a single ichneumon fly, of such a size that the little chrysalis from which it was taken seems scarcely capable of holding it and its cocoon. We now pass to a remarkable series of insects belonging to the same order as the ichneumons, but parasitic upon vegetables and not on animals. Their scientific name is Cynipidm, and they are popularly known as GtALL Flies, because they cause those singu- lar excrescences which are so familiar to us under the name of Grails. This group comprises a vast number of species, all of which have a strong family resemblance, though they greatly dif- fer from each other in size, form, and color.. British Galls. Leaf Galls of Oak. Bedeguar of Rose. Cynipa i^ollari (slightly magnified). Oak Apple. Galls of Cynipa Eollari, Currant Galls of Oak. In the accompanying illustration are given several examples of British Galls, most of which are tolerably common in this coun- try, and some of which can be found in plenty.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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