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bug larvae on Spanish Stopper
Location:  Florida Keys
August 11, 2010 11:30 pm
Hi!
I’m just curious as to what these things are on the underside of Eugenia foetida.
Susan

Unknown Galls

Hi Susan,
These appear to be Galls.  Galls are growths that appear on plants and they are often caused by insects, but not always.  We have not had any success determining what has caused these Galls.  When they are caused by insects, they are usually very plant specific.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist with the proper identification of your galls.

Thanks Daniel!
Everyone from the park (volunteer for Dagny Johnson Bot. SP) tells me they are galls but that seems to be enough of an answer. I would like to know more. I would guess that they are caused by insects as they are on so many Spanish Stopper especially this year.
Susan

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