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Urn gall

Apiomorpha urnalis

Description:

This woody stem gall is produced by the tree by the influence of this bug. It is female and neotenic with no wings, eyes or functional legs. She will live in this gall for 2 - 3 years and never escape. She is sexually reproductive in this undeveloped body.

1 Species ID Suggestions

l.cook
l.cook 8 years ago
urn gall (female)
Apiomorpha urnalis


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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks situs

situs_hijau
situs_hijau 6 years ago

Beautifull.....
I have...... Rafflesia arnoldi (http://gomumu.blogspot.com/2014/10/bunga...) and Amorphopallus (http://gomumu.blogspot.com/2014/10/Bunga...)

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

This species has only one image on google so quite hard to ID these genus of galls. http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/Ento/im...
Thank you I.cook

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Wow! what Leanne said!

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Leanne. I saw another group including some skinny ones that maybe males. They're an intriguing creature that I don't understand very well. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/130...

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Wow! How did I miss this one. Love it.

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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