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Ophelimus? - Ophelimus maskelli

Ophelimus? - Ophelimus maskelli
Escondido, San Diego County, California, USA
February 5, 2015
On several young Eucalyptus in small Eucalyptus grove near Lake Hodges.

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Ophelimus? - Ophelimus maskelli Ophelimus? - Ophelimus maskelli

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nice find
I've not seen these but I googled around and I think you may be right -- there are eulophids in the genus Ophelimus that gall Eucalyptus leaves in Australia and England and looks like here! The images I found online of the galls look like these. In the couple of minutes I looked I didn't find mention of this genus being in CA but I'm guessing it is (unless there's something else known to make galls like these on Eucalyptus...).

 
Thank you Joyce
I received word from John La Salle whom showed these images to a colleague at UC Riverside who says they're common all over campus. If you go to my website, click on this spotting and you can read the comments.

 
Ophelimus maskelli
Great to have a species ID from John La Salle! And confirmation from his colleague in CA. I went ahead and made a new species page.

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