Unknown s-lanuginosum-bead-gall

The inducer of this gall is unknown or undescribed.
Family: Eriophyidae | Genus: Unknown
Detachable: integral
Color: gray, green
Texture: hairy
Alignment:
Walls: thin
Location: upper leaf, lower leaf, between leaf veins
Abdundance:
Shape: globular
Season: Spring, Summer
Form:
Cells:
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Fuzzy bead galls in numbers on the upper and lower sides of Sideroxylon lanuginosum leaves in Texas. They appear in April and persist throughout the season, and in later months the pubescence wears off to reveal the irregular globular shape of the galls. The inside of each gall is filled with dense erineum. Emergence holes in the fall are caused by parasitoid wasps, not the eriophyid mites that induce the galls.

Observations are collected in a Similar Observation Set on iNaturalist.

- Gallformers Contributors: (2021) Gallformers ID Notes©


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2021
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Unless noted otherwise in the ID Notes, observations of this gall are collected in the Observation Field Gallformers Code with value s-lanuginosum-bead-gall on iNaturalist. You can view them here:
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