Apiomorpha munita

Apiomorpha munita
April 10, 2019
Gall on Eucalyptus cf. ovata
Identification thanks to Penelope Mills

The gall was collected .

First batch of crawlers emerged May 13, 2019
Tentative identification thanks to Penelope Mills (via Bowerbird)
Leaves from a number of Eucalypts in the area were provided, but unfortunately E.ovata was only included on about day 2 of their emergence.  Most seemed to die.


June 1, 2019
Assuming the female had died in the desiccated gall, the gall was opened up.
Unfortunately the female was still alive and had produced another crop of crawlers.  These were all returned to Eucalyptus ovata where they had been collected