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Eucalyptus scale gall

Tanyscelis sp


Multiple little pimple galls on the upper surface of leaves showing clean cut holes in the centre. All the galls seemed to have a thick collar and a thinner translucent rounded part arising from within. The underside of the leaf (pic #4) showed corresponding bulges.


Leaves of a Eucalyptus tree - species unknown


Galls with clean-cut exit holes probably made by small hemipterans of the family: Eriococcidae. The ID needs confirmation.

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Dina 6 years ago

Interesting spotting!

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

The flea's eyes? I don't know why I didn't think of that! Hahaha.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Tried rubbing it in their eyes Lauren?

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Amazing all the stuff on Eucalyptus in Australia! We have Eucalyptus trees all over Mexico and California and nothing touches them. We can even use the leaves in a bag as a flea repellent.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Wow what a strange shape these ones are. Looking forward to IDing the critter that makes them.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.95, Long: 145.26

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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