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The home of a light green grub, Cystococcus echiniformis, is a knobby gall in a bloodwood tree formed when the excreted saliva of the female insect irritates the tree. This causes the tree to form a protective gall around the insect such as an oyster does with a pearl, north of Alice Springs, Central Australia. (Man Eating Bugs page 24)

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The home of a light green grub, Cystococcus echiniformis, is a knobby gall in a bloodwood tree formed when the excreted saliva of the female insect irritates the tree. This causes the tree to form a protective gall around the insect such as an oyster does with a pearl, north of Alice Springs, Central Australia. (Man Eating Bugs page 24)