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Galls

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l.cook
l.cook 8 years ago
volcano gall
Apiomorpha strombylosa (galls of males) http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/Ento/images/A_strombylosa.jpg


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17 Comments

l.cook
l.cook 7 years ago

The galls are not those of males of Apiomorpha karschi, which are much smaller than those of A. strombylosa and a bit different in shape. Relative to the mid-vein of the leaves in the photos, the galls are far too big to be those of A. karschi.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Christiane, have a look at the following links -I think you have male Apiomorpha galls but A.karschi and not A.strombylosa. I wouldn't dare argue with l.cook (a Gall expert) but this might have been a simple mistake-
http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/Ento/ic...

http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/Ento/im...

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

interesting...poor leaves..

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Where do I fit this one in.. Plants, Invertebrates or others???

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

In fact I learned about Gall from Juan and Jonathan's some spotting on Project Noah. Then keep observing similar Galls during my trekking programs. So I mentioned my observation what I learned about Gall. In India Cluster fig tree (Ficus racemosa) is famous for Galls in its fruits and leafs.

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks AshishNimkar.. So much information.. It's great!!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

In Galls there is small holes on opposite side.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Gall is fact Pupa like hutment of a small creature...as protective habitat from predators. Its colour also made in attractive to get rid off predators. In Galls such creatures live till transformation stage like a Pupa of butterfly.

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

They sure look like insects eating the leaf..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

These are galls...!!
No sign of Fungi...Never seen Fungi on green leaf..!!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks .. Great to learn something new. like GALLS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eucaly... ..

boater274
boater274 9 years ago

Galls are usually caused by an irritant, like an insect depositing it's eggs.

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall Galls take on many different shapes--I've seen something similar to these on leaves before.

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

What a galls?? And no it is not an oak leaf..

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

If that is a oak leaf then chances of it being galls is very high.

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

looks more like galls of some sort to me

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

could it be a fungus on a dead leaf?

Christiane
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Christiane

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jan 26, 2010
Submitted on Jul 14, 2011

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