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? Coccid insect gall
A thickened section of a stem on a eucalyptus tree with multiple raised openings, some with dried-up "plugs".
Eucalyptus tree- stringy bark
These are galls possibly made by scale insects of the Coccidae family - this needs confirmation. The appearance of the galls suggest that they are old; the openings were dry and some had woody plugs. Here are similar stem galls but with spikey outgrowths http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140...
Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31
Spotted on Oct 13, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012