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A lobulated gall probably involving terminal leaf buds. the galls were green and red and glossy. they were small, about 5 to 7mm wide. A dissected dry gall ( pics 4 & 5) showed thickened concentric layers of tissue. There was no sign of any life inside the gall.
Spotted on a prickly tea-tree (Leptospermum juniperinum).
This gall is formed by a scale insect of the genus Eremococcus. My thanks to L.Cook for the ID.

Date & Time

2013-04-09 01:46 PM

Location

-37.956634 , 145.376296 : 120.785 m

Near Narre Warren East VIC 3804, Australia

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  1. David Francis  Name added. (Hemiptera:Eriococcidae:Eremococcus turbinata)

    Reply • 03 Mar 2015




NS Observation No. 54F55314ED2A8983C2000490
Created 2015-03-03 05:22 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-03 09:57 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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