Sunday, 4 May 2008

Gall perhaps?

Something has been and gone. The 'chimneys' on the leaves of my Yellow Gum appear to be empty. They are very hard and firmly attached. Some sort of gall perhaps? I'd love to know. The leaf on the second photo has a scale as well but I'm guessing that it would be a different species to the creature that made the galls.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those galls are made by males of Opisthoscelis. The "scale" is actually a lerp (cover of a psyllid.)

Boobook said...

Thanks for the IDs. Very interesting.

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