Friday, April 27, 2012

Galls on Monkeycomb Vine

Galls on Pithecoctenus sp, Montezuma, Costa Rica

This is the gall, opened. It was empty.

On Pithecoctenium sp. (Bignoniaceae.) Suspect Cecidomyiidae.  Discs are 3-4mm in diameter, on underside of 3 leaves.

Underside of one, prised off the leaf surface

One of the infected leaves

Lateral view of shrivelled one

Leaf of the vine

Tendrils of the vine

Fresh growth point of the vine

 Underside of vine leaf

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