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A most unusual and large stem gall with finely engineered opening at one end shaped somewhat like an ancient Roman amphora. About 30mm long.
On the very tip of a large, long-dead eucalyptus branch.
Family Eriococcidae. A hemipteran bug which looks like a cross between Jabba the Hutt and those unfortunate foetuses you see in university medical jars.... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/819...
Spotted on Nov 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 15, 2012
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