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Blueberry Stem Gall - Hemadas nubilipennnis Hard, irregular, lumpy galls on blueberry branches that are caused by a chalcid wasp, Hemadas nubilipennnis.  The galls remain attached for a long time and the numerous, tiny exit holes show that these galls are multi-celled.<br />
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I spotted several of these galls on highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) in a bog.<br />
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 I spotted several of these galls on highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) in a bog. <br />
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Blueberry Stem Gall - Hemadas nubilipennnis

Hard, irregular, lumpy galls on blueberry branches that are caused by a chalcid wasp, Hemadas nubilipennnis. The galls remain attached for a long time and the numerous, tiny exit holes show that these galls are multi-celled.

I spotted several of these galls on highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) in a bog.

Blueberry Stem Gall - Hemadas nubilipennnis Hard, irregular, lumpy galls on blueberry branches that are caused by a chalcid wasp, Hemadas nubilipennnis. The galls remain attached for a long time and the numerous, tiny exit holes show that these galls are multi-celled.<br />
<br />
 I spotted several of these galls on highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) in a bog. <br />
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    comments (2)

  1. You found some! Awesome! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes! And, I knew exactly what they were thanks to your spotting <3. Although, mine were a bit crusty ;) Posted one year ago

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Hemadas nubilipennnis is a pteromalid wasp which creates stem galls on blueberry species (Vaccinium spp.). Larvae develop inside the gall. They emerge as adults in spring.

Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 15, 2018. Captured Jun 7, 2018 13:41 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm