Observation 2014-09-26 10:00 AM
These sub-conical galls with apical holes are female galls of a gall inducing scale insect. The female galls showed enlarged leaf glands. Some leaves also showed small cylindrical galls with apical openings- these were the males of the same species of scale insect (pic 3). Pic 2 shows galls of both sexes on the one leaf.
The underside of the leaf showed slight discolouration and minimal waxy bloom (pic 4).
Spotted on juvenile leaves of a eucalyptus tree (species unknown) in a nature reserve.
Date & Time
2014-09-26 10:00 AM [Melbourne]
-37.879714 , 145.249953 : 77.246 m
Near Knoxfield VIC 3180, Australia
|NS Observation No.||54F599AFED2A8945A1000543|
|Created||2015-03-03 10:23 PM (over 4 years ago)|
|Created By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Updated||2015-03-04 11:37 PM (over 4 years ago)|
|Updated By||Leuba Ridgway|
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