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Apiomorpha leaf gall - male

Apiomorpha pileata


Small cylindrical galls with fluted surface arising mostly from ruptured upper surface of leaves. Some were a deep purple in colour. The free ends of the galls were flat in most.


Spotted on the leaves of a peppermint gum Eucalyptus radiata in a fauna & flora reserve. ( Langwarrin)


These seem to be male galls of the eriococcid scale insect. Female galls would look very different to males. Other galls were seen on the same tree; these had thick base with tapering free ends- these were female galls.
Thanks to Penelope Mills for the ID and confirming host species. Family: Eriococcidae

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago

Leauba,if you have a chance check my gall collection out.Oak Galls though.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago

Galls are just so fascinating. Do you wake up to the scent of Eucalyptus?

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2018
Submitted on Jul 5, 2018

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