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Acorn gall dissection

Eriococcidae. Apiomorpha conica

Description:

Gall forming hemipteran bug. This bug is female and lays her eggs through the pore at the posterior end of her gallish protective case. She is extremely poorly developed (this is normal) without eyes, wings and walking legs and will never leave her prison. Males are free moving, short lived and winged.

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5 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago
Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Very interesting series.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Its a lanceolate leaf but I don't know the species. The leaves look like manna gum, or larger, the trunk looks like a stringybark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

and this one is on eucalyptus?

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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