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Mature female Tanyscelis gall

Tanyscelis ssp.

Description:

On the stem of a young eucalyptus this series of sharp spikes ran for about 200mm. This is the same tree as the previous spotting.

Habitat:

Eucalyptus stems - this one on E.globulus?

Notes:

90% ID?... http://era.deedi.qld.gov.au/1934/

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

These seem to be the same. My dissection revealed very little inside. This seems to be a deeper gall that is promoting growth of deeper wood tissue. This looks like bites or eggs because they are oriented in rows but other things like nematodes or fungi can form galls too. Still confused.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 6, 2012

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