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Grapes Sake Bottle Gall Midge

ヤマブドウハトックリタマバエ

Description:

Japanese name: ヤマブドウハトックリタマバエ This seems to translate to Grapes Ha sake bottle Galls. Ha sake bottle Fushi is a type of midge called "grape sake bottle gall midge.

Notes:

Spotting number 3000...! http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/nononaha99/5337...


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62 Comments (1–25)

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Rieko, looks like we found the same site! Google translated it into English, but it's a bit hard to understand what she means...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks ForestDragon...

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago
pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Thanks Lauren... Couldn't check your midge reference, my internet is not fast enough to see the photos as it's such a long list.

I don't know about midges and flies at all, but the person who wrote the article also didn't seem to know if the photo was the correct fly. Sounds as if it was just a fly on a nearby leaf and she wondered if it was the correct one! A little difficult to understand the Google translation.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

The fly in the reference link looks more like some kind of Empidoidea.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Midges of the genus Celticesis of the Family Cecidomyiidae cause this kind of Bottle gall on Hackberry too. I found it on this site, but you have to scroll way down to get to the midge galls:
http://www.wildemere.net/cgi/mt/mt-searc....
However, the fly in the reference picture doesn't look like a Cecidomyiid midge.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Lauren, there is a picture of the fly on the link I included. Nature is so amazingly strange and wonderful, isn't it!? I also often wondered about the galls on Oak trees. I saw so many different ones in California. Posted a few way back on my site!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Incredible galls and a most wonderful series!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

So amazing that this is caused by a fly! Very cool. I wonder what chemical reaction occurs between the insect and the plant to cause so many different types of galls. Oak Trees for example have an extraordinary number of galls and every one is different for each species of parasite.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

THANK YOU HarumKoh for the lead to the name of this gall. Nothing in English, but this is a translation from the Japanese.

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 5 years ago

nice found. I couldn't find english name, google this japanese word. "ヤマブドウハトックリタマバエ". the word is a name of fly.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Catching up! Thanks Braulio and sintjia...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Leanne. I was really excited when I found it.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Tom13, suzmonk, Lauren and Wendy

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 5 years ago

Congratulations! :))
Wonderful 3000th spotting! :))

Congrats on your 3000, Pam!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Wow! Congratulations Pam & what a great find for number 3000. I love them....whatever they are! :)

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 5 years ago

congratulations phew!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Very striking little galls! I agree with Tina, they look like little gnome hats :)
Congratulations on 3000 spottings!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Gilma, and wishing the very best year for you in 2014...

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Three thousand ... good job, you!

Tom15
Tom15 5 years ago

Congrats on 3,000! Interesting looking galls.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Jemma and Tiz...

Beautiful spotting. Congratulations Pam, 3000!!
By the way Happy Holidays!!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Antonio, Cindy, Doreen, Viv, ursulay, and DrNamgyalT.Sherpa, fir your kind comments...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

山梨市, 中部地方, Japan

Lat: 35.69, Long: 138.69

Spotted on Sep 9, 2013
Submitted on Dec 26, 2013

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