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Maple Leaf Spot Gall

Cecidomyia ocellaris


Red circle surrounded by white ring surrounded by red ring. Larvae develop in leaves of maples, usually Acer rubrum and usually in the spring. After a week in the leaf (during which time the gall is formed) the larva drops to the ground, burrows, and pupates. Adults emerge the following spring.

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mjgierke 10 years ago
Maple Leaf Spot Gall
Cecidomyia ocellaris

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TamiLohf-Gottwalt 9 years ago

thank you for the info.I had seen this before and wasn't sure what it was.It's so nice to know this so I don't disturb the process.

DavidMroczkowski 10 years ago

Thanks, @mjgierke. You were very helpful.

Hedgehog Girl
Hedgehog Girl 10 years ago

AWESOME !!! the fungi looks like ringworm . OR eggs. :^

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Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012

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