Gall on Juniperus oxycedrus

Gall on Juniperus oxycedrus

Observation - Gall on Juniperus oxycedrus - Global. Description: Shoot tip gall on Juniperus oxycedrus, resembling galls induced by Oligorophus gall midges, however

Shoot tip gall on Juniperus oxycedrus, resembling galls induced by Oligorophus gall midges, however without a central gall chamber and containing scale insects. Two whorls of needles involved, the outer somewhat shorter and much broader and thicker than normal, enclosing a cavity, the inner whorl extremely stunted, sitting tight together. One-several hard-scale insects on the inside of the outer whorl.