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Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae

A Gall Midge at Paddys River, ACT

Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Sep 2016
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Identification history

Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae 25 Sep 2016 KimPullen
Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae 25 Sep 2016 KimPullen
Icerya acaciae 25 Sep 2016 SkyFire747
Unidentified 18 Sep 2016 SkyFire747

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Not sure if plant or animal.

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SkyFire747 wrote:
   26 Sep 2016
This is a wild guess, since it could be plant or animal.
KimPullen wrote:
   26 Sep 2016
Plant or animal? In a way it is both - what you see in the photograph are galls, deformed plant tissue induced by a galling agent, in this case a tiny midge. If you open the gall you will find a larva inside; it feeds on the galled tissue. The adult midge will later emerge from the gall and fly away.
SkyFire747 wrote:
   26 Sep 2016
Thanks Kim. :)

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(family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Amenia sp. (genus) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by SWishart Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by SWishart Poecilometis sp. 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(genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Sep 2017 by Liam.m Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Yoyetta serrata (Serrated Firetail) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Dec 2016 by galah681 Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by galah681 Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by galah681 Gyrinidae sp. 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(A Fireweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Veronica calycina (Hairy Speedwell) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Gynatrix pulchella (Hemp Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Viola hederacea (Ivy-leaved Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Clematis aristata (Mountain Clematis) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Oct 2014 by galah681 Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014 by galah681
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Anepischetosia maccoyi (MacCoy's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Epicoma melanospila (Black Spot Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022 by JohnBundock
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by GG
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Comesperma volubile (Love Creeper) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Luzula meridionalis (Woodrush) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Viola betonicifolia subsp. betonicifolia (Arrow-Leaved Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Argynnina cyrila (Forest brown, Cyril's brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by DPRees125
Viola betonicifolia (Mountain Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Pomaderris aspera (Hazel Pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by SandraH
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Amenia sp. (genus) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by SWishart
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Nov 2018 by SWishart
Poecilometis sp. (genus) (A Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Viola sp. (Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Oct 2017 by W
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Sep 2017 by Liam.m
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Yoyetta serrata (Serrated Firetail) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Dec 2016 by galah681
Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by galah681
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by galah681
Gyrinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified whirligig beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2016 by galah681
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Oct 2016 by RodDeb
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 by galah681
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 May 2015 by galah681
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 May 2015 by galah681
Asplenium flabellifolium (Necklace fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jan 2015 by galah681
Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jan 2015 by galah681
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jan 2015 by galah681
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jan 2015 by galah681
Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jan 2015 by galah681
Urtica incisa (Stinging Nettle) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Jan 2015 by galah681
Senecio sp. (A Fireweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Veronica calycina (Hairy Speedwell) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Gynatrix pulchella (Hemp Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Viola hederacea (Ivy-leaved Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Clematis aristata (Mountain Clematis) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Oct 2014 by galah681
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014 by galah681

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 17 Sep 2016 11:31 AM Recorded on
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