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Tiny gall parasitising wasps

Callibracon sp.


Being spring tiny apple-like galls are appearing on eucalyptus leaves at the moment. Usually one or two per leaf they are about 6mm diameter. A few sunny days has also brought out parasitic wasps which are even smaller.


On the leaves of a tiny eucalyptus plant In a local national park.


Braconidae... Callibracon sp. Yet to search for species....

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Kalen 2 years ago


MartinL 8 years ago

Yes, the galls are quite different. Mine have a hole and are elongated. Most contaon a bug but some have maggoys. The tree has 80% of leaves covered with a dozen galls on many leaves. At the Montrose recreational oval and adjoining bush habitat.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

It sure looks similar Martin. I think I would go with "Braconidae (Family) Callibracon sp." and that would be interesting because I believe those galls are different. So "sp," determined by ovipositor length if nothing else ?

MartinL 8 years ago

A great observation Mark.
Do you suppose this is the same wasp?

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Fantastic spotting ! I just love the gall - like a "pink lady" apple

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 28, 2014
Submitted on Aug 28, 2014

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