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l.cook Lobe-margin Felt Scale- female
Lobe-margin Felt Scale- female commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia5 years ago

Was in genus Lachnodius but transferred to Lobimago by Hardy et al in 2011.
Nice female!

l.cook Eucalyptus gall
Eucalyptus gall commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia6 years ago

That'd be great. If it's not a red gum, it might be an undescribed species of Apiomorpha!

l.cook Cottony cushion scale
Cottony cushion scale commented on by l.cook Sydney, New South Wales, Australia6 years ago

Pulvinaria of some sort.

l.cook Scale insect
Scale insect commented on by l.cook จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช, Thailand6 years ago

The "white scales" are the pupal cases of males, probably of the same species as the big female.

l.cook Leaf Galls
Leaf Galls commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia6 years ago

The venation of the leaf looks wrong for Corymbia - it should have finely spaced parallel veins.

l.cook Eucalyptus gall
Eucalyptus gall commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia6 years ago

Great find Leuba. Any chance the host was a red gum of some sort?

l.cook Psyllid galls - male & female
Psyllid galls - male & female commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia6 years ago

ID to genus is correct - probably Tanyscelis maculata.

l.cook Four-horned Gumtree Gall
Four-horned Gumtree Gall commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia7 years ago

In photo 3, they are the small bumps to the lower left, on the main part of the gall - reddish looking.

l.cook Four-horned Gumtree Gall
Four-horned Gumtree Gall commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia7 years ago

Males (and females) of gall-inducing scale insects need to insert their mouthparts (stylets) into live plant tissue in order to deliver the signals that cause the plant to grow a gall. In most Apiomorpha females and males, the plant tissue needs to be new growth, i.e., young shoots. But galls of females seem to be OK too. You can sometimes see galls of females and males on those of other females - in one of Pam's other photos (https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/95...) you can see a small female gall and some young male galls on the gall of an adult female. In some species of Apiomorpha though, like A. munita and A. pharetrata, galls of males are only induced on those of females - they do not induce their own galls on young shoots.

l.cook Four-horned Gumtree Gall
Four-horned Gumtree Gall commented on by l.cook Victoria, Australia7 years ago

Not necessarily - just needs to be a green gall at the time the young male starts to induce its gall.

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