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Species

Unidentified

Tags / Aspects

Description

Galls on twigs of a grey box. The galls are about 4mm wide on twigs about 1mm wide, and light green underneath. There were several groups like the one shown on the same waist high sapling. The largest group about 100mm across. Most of the stunted leaves attached to the galled twigs had conical galls on the underside, about 1.5mm high (see third photo). These appear to be associated since they do not appear anywhere else on the sapling.

Date & Time

  2019-10-27 12:07 PM

Location

-37.64558 , 144.864568 : 143.023 m

Near 123 Providence Rd, Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

Discussion

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  1. Jeff Triplett  I wonder if there is any point posting gall photos on inaturalist? There is no way of grouping galls together and the only identification I could give for this post would be Insecta or Eucalyptus microcarpa.

    Reply • 16 Nov

  2. Wendy Moore  I think it is a Coccoidea, Eriococcidae see https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14032552 and https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15211207

    Reply • 25 Nov

    • Jeff Triplett  Thanks Wendy. I personally would not have picked it from the Hardy and Gullan paper since all the photos show individual galls, not joined up like this, with the possible exception of Tanyscelis megagibba but that is a pretty useless photo. I note that the project noah postings are all 7 years old. Knowledge does not seem to have improved much since then since there are no similar photos anywhere on the web under the name Tanyscelis at least. There is a project on inaturalist for australian scale insects, maybe I should post it there.

      Reply • 27 Nov




NS Observation No. 5DB7D72D64BE48071000000A
Created 2019-10-29 05:07 PM (about 1 month ago)
Created By Jeff Triplett
Updated 2019-10-29 05:11 PM (about 1 month ago)
Updated By Jeff Triplett
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