Galls of Victoria

Galls of Victoria

by Leuba Ridgway




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A tree laden with pendulose galls over more than 75% of its leaves. These are produced by a small scale insect (hemipteran). A busy wasp was taking full advantage by laying eggs into the deep gall chambers.

Date & Time

  2011-02-17 06:57 PM


-37.813143 , 145.343098 : 186.0 m

Near Montrose VIC 3765, Australia


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  1. David Francis  Great capture!

    Reply • 06 Mar 2015

  2. Mark Ridgway  Great to have a record of what these little wasps use. This looks like 'Callibracon capitator' but Peter Chew has them parasitising Cerambycidae so I guess there are other Callibracon sp that look similar. I think I've seen variable ovipositor lengths also...

    Reply • 06 Mar 2015

NS Observation No. 54F85AC9ED2A89097E0003FD
Created 2015-03-06 12:31 AM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Martin Lagerwey
Updated 2015-03-06 12:32 AM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Martin Lagerwey
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