Eggs or Gall?
Thank you very much for taking the time to create a site like What’s That Bug. My wife and I check it each day to see what new creatures have been identified. My question for you is, are the red objects in this picture insect eggs or just gall of some kind? The picture was taken in June at Burdette Park in Evansville, IN. I appreciate any help you can offer since I know you are very busy. Thank you again for all your time. Sincerly,
Sean and Emily Kemp
Hi Sean and Emily
Our old edition of Lutz’s Field Book Of Insects identifies these green or red galls on grape as Cecidomyia viticola. The insect that produces the gall is a midge. Outdoor Decor has some images.