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Compare with four spined version here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/702... The four long spines are replaced here with four flattened blades. This bladed gall (female) is about 50mm from tip to tip. A very dense cluster of male tube galls was found about 200mm further along the same tree stem and are probably the same species.
In a suburban nature reserve.
There are only 42 described species of Apiomorpha and after comparing all except two A munita seems the most likely here. In support of this I also found some good examples from SA Forestry of a species manifesting variety of shapes of galls based upon the species of host eucalyptus.
Spotted on Sep 21, 2014
Submitted on Sep 21, 2014