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Gall-inducing Scale Insect

Apiomorpha conica

Description:

This acorn gall is built by a parasitic Eriococcidae bug. But wait, a hole in the top. This is the exit point of one of several parasitoid wasp that has already eaten the bug and departed to find some more.

Notes:

What you find in the gall may not be what made the gall. Here is a fatter, healthy gall with its original tenant. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/819...

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MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012

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