Eremococcus turbinata




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  • Eremococcus turbinata

    09 Apr 2013-38.0,145.4Leuba Ridgway

    A lobulated gall probably involving terminal leaf buds. the galls were green and red and glossy. they were small, about 5 to 7mm wide. A dissected dry gall ( pics 4 & 5) showed thickened concentric layers of tissue. There was no sign of any life inside the gall. Spotted on a prickly tea-tree (Leptospermum juniperinum). This gall is formed by a scale insect of the genus Eremococcus. My thanks to L.Cook for the ID.

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    1. David Francis  Name added. (Hemiptera:Eriococcidae:Eremococcus turbinata)

      Reply • 03 Mar 2015