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Species

Unidentified

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Description

These galls are on the same shrub-sized Yellow Box as my previous observation in the galls group. The old galls are still there but this new form of gall covers all new shoots.

Date & Time

  2018-03-21 02:53 PM

Location

  -37.638675 , 144.862625 : 156.946 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

Discussion

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  1. LynCook  The galls of females are a bit of a weird shape because they have an inquiline living in them: a galler galling the gall. Probably a wasp but could be a fly. There are some tubular galls of males on the galls of females.

    Reply • 28 May

    • Jeff Triplett  I actually saw a wasp on one of these galls, Callibracon sp. I suspect. I did not have the camera with me but there is a similar wasp shown on a gall in a previous post in this group.

      Reply • 05 Jul

    • Jeff Triplett  I had assumed the wasp was parasitizing the gall insect, perhaps the inquiline is a different species again.

      Reply • 05 Jul

    • Jeff Triplett  I would love to know why the Apiomorpha love this little sapling so much when there are lots of apparently more healthy Yellow Box saplings around it that they don't touch. Very poor dispersal ability?

      Reply • 05 Jul




NS Observation No. 5AB300FEED2A896BAF0061BE
Created 2018-03-22 12:07 PM (9 months ago)
Created By Jeff Triplett
Updated 2018-03-22 12:07 PM (9 months ago)
Updated By Jeff Triplett
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