2014-09-26 10:00:00

Description

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.

Tags

gall
scale-insect

Location

Knoxfield VIC 3180, Australia

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Observation2014-09-26 10:00:00
Date-Time From CameraNo
Location-37.879714, 145.249953
Photo Geo-Tag UsedNo
Created2015-03-03 by leuba (Leuba Ridgway)
Updated2015-03-04 by leuba
Photo(s) LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence
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