Tamalia sp. - Manzanita Gall Aphids
Northern California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Aphids imbibe plant juices inside a leaf gall, protected from predators.

USA CA: Stanislaus Co.  Del Puerto Canyon, Frank Raines State Park.  7.v.2005  37º25.2'N 121º22.3'W, 340m. Pine-Oak-Juniper Woodland.  Leaf gall on  Arctostaphylos.
#AW2612, voucher specimens deposited in ALWC.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.