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Thanks to the work of @kimberlietx & @megachile many of these galls have been found and put on iNaturalist and they have been confirmed to be caused by seemingly undescribed gall mites. Here is a great example of what this species looks like when cut open with lots of detail and commentary:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61068804

And here is a webpage dedicated to the species on GallFormers.org :

https://www.gallformers.org/gall/1182

Posted on May 10, 2021 21:10 by austinrkelly austinrkelly | 5 comments | Leave a comment

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Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Gum bumelia) Galls

A project to compile all the observations of the seemingly undescribed arthropod species (probably a gall mite) that is causing fuzzy pimple-like galls on the leaves of Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Gum bumelia).

Please use "Sideroxylon_lanuginosum_galls" for the "Similar Observation Set" Observation Field, and Sideroxylon ...more ↓

austinrkelly created this project on May 10, 2021
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