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Sumac Gall Aphid

Melaphis rhois

Description:

Large pinkish-red gall. I popped it open and a bunch of powder puffed out. I was so thrown by the powder that I didn't realize there were actually aphids inside and assumed it was fungal.

Habitat:

Sumac tree at a campsite


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1 Comment

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 weeks ago

That is really neat! I hadn't known about it.

Maine, USA

Lat: 44.34, Long: -68.28

Spotted on Oct 13, 2018
Submitted on Nov 22, 2018

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