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Leuba Ridgway 30 Jan 2019

wasp gall on Casuarina

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  • Leuba Ridgway 30 January 2019
    Tagged With wasp gall
    Leuba Ridgway says

    These were small wrinkled 5 mm wide balls at the end of stems of a casuarina tree. At least one small branch had several of these with holes ( parasitoid ?). Most were dry but a single fresh green gall on the same branch had a knobbly surface. When dissected the gall showed several thick-walled locules. These look similar to galls seen on C.glauca induced by the gall wasp Selitrichodes. I would greatly appreciate help with identifying the gall inducer and the Casuarina species. Thanks.

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  • Rose Robin 30 January 2019
    Tagged With gall
    Rose Robin says

    Hi Leuba, don't know what species of Casuarina this is, but this page from Brisbane Insects website might help with the gall: http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_softbugs/SheOakGall.htm

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