Atriplex Aphid Gall

Atriplex Aphid Gall

Observation - Atriplex Aphid Gall - UK and Ireland. Description: Atriplex is common in my square but today I found the associated Aphid-gall. I suspect this is far m

Atriplex is common in my square but today I found the associated Aphid-gall. I suspect this is far more common than NBN would have us believe and, since the first in iSpot in 2016 https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/633270/atriplex-aphid, there are now 6 others.
It is easily spotted and photographed but the key is actually the green aphids themselves, which are not so easy to photo.
See http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Hayhurstia_atriplicis_chenopodium_aphid.htm
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The 98th of 100 detailed Observations with the same Six Figure Grid reference but correct to 1m, sometimes less
OS Grid References See https://finds.org.uk/getinvolved/guides/ngr
Project seen here http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5569328
Part of my https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/746155/100-x-100-x-100-orkney
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