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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


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  1. Chris Lindorff  Hi Leuba. I have added Opisthoscelis beardsleyi to the database. Very interesting information in your description. Thanks. Chris.

    Reply • 03 Mar 2015

    • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you for the update and for your comments Chris.

      Reply • 04 Mar 2015

NS Observation No. 54F599AFED2A8945A1000543
Created 2015-03-03 10:23 PM (about 5 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-04 11:37 PM (about 5 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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