What kind of damage is the herbivore causing to the plant?

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Not recorded 95
Aboveground sucker 408
Flower feeder 23
Fruit feeder 7
Gall of buds 110
Gall of flowers 4
Gall of leaves 185
Gall of stems 166
Leaf feeder (external) 501
Miner in leaves 509
Miner in stems 7
Pollen feeder 2
Root borer 0
Root feeder (external) 0
Root sucker 0
Seed predator 11
Shoot borer 14
Spore feeder 13
Wood borer 2
Bark feeder 1
Sap feeder 21
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Observations specifying this field

Observation type of herbivory
Gall of buds
Gall of buds
Leaf feeder (external)

Photos / Sounds

What

Karamu Leafminer (Corythoxestis zorionella)

Date

June 4, 2024 02:49 PM NZST
Miner in leaves

Photos / Sounds

What

Gorse Spider Mite (Tetranychus lintearius)

Observer

noahfenwick

Date

June 3, 2024 01:01 PM NZST
Aboveground sucker

Photos / Sounds

What

Flax Window-Maker (Orthoclydon praefectata)

Observer

noahfenwick

Date

June 3, 2024 01:00 PM NZST
Leaf feeder (external)

Photos / Sounds

What

Beech Witches Broom Mite (Cymoptus waltheri)

Observer

noahfenwick

Date

June 3, 2024 11:01 AM NZST
Gall of buds

Photos / Sounds

Date

June 2, 2024 08:00 PM NZST

Description

if not obvious, larva on the right of the leaf of Olearia virgata.

Left hand leaf looks like It's been eaten off. I wonder if Meterana caterpillars ever find themselves eating Stigmella.

Miner in leaves
Miner in leaves

Photos / Sounds

What

Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa)

Observer

catchwords

Date

May 31, 2024 09:04 PM NZST

Description

Being eaten by a weevil - see associated observation 219697567

Leaf feeder (external)
Gall of leaves
Gall of stems
Gall of leaves

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Giant Stick Insect (Argosarchus horridus)

Observer

william-harland

Date

May 23, 2024 03:54 PM NZST

Description

Potentially the biggest one I found that evening on that bush. Was happily munching on the shrub it was living on.

Leaf feeder (external)

Photos / Sounds

What

Coprosma Flower Bud Gall Mite (Acalitus cottieri)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 30, 2022 01:07 PM NZST

Description

bud galls on Coprosma robusta

Gall of buds
Gall of buds
Miner in leaves

Photos / Sounds

What

Tortricid Leafroller Moths (Family Tortricidae)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

May 7, 2024 02:00 PM NZST

Description

Leaf roller caterpillar on Urtica urens.

Leaf feeder (external)
Gall of stems

Photos / Sounds

What

Cherry Slug Sawfly (Caliroa cerasi)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

May 7, 2024 10:10 AM NZST

Description

Feeding consistent with cherry slug sawfly larvae, although I couldn't find any.

Leaf feeder (external)
Leaf feeder (external)
Gall of buds
Gall of leaves

Photos / Sounds

What

Tradescantia Leaf Beetle (Neolema ogloblini)

Observer

harrier_talon

Date

May 11, 2024 12:54 PM NZST
Not recorded

Photos / Sounds

What

Tradescantia Yellow Leaf Spot (Kordyana brasiliensis)

Observer

harrier_talon

Date

May 11, 2024 12:55 PM NZST
Not recorded

Photos / Sounds

What

Ragwort Leafminer (Phytomyza syngenesiae)

Observer

grey

Date

September 21, 2022 11:53 AM NZST

Description

Leaf mines and pupae in leaf of Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula). Photo 1 shows mines on upper surface of leaf; other photos show pupae on the lower surface. Length of pupa 2.5 mm.

Miner in leaves
Gall of stems

Photos / Sounds

What

Darwin's Ant (Doleromyrma darwiniana)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 27, 2024 05:19 PM NZST

Description

Tending ice plant scale insects.

Aboveground sucker
Aboveground sucker
Gall of stems
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Comments

I made this field to better keep track of the diversity of kinds of herbivory being recorded on the iNaturalist network. Let me know if I've missed anything.

Posted by jon_sullivan over 6 years ago

@stephen_thorpe, @steve_kerr, @tony_wills can you see any categories that need adding?

Posted by jon_sullivan over 6 years ago

I just added "Bark feeder" and "Sap feeder".

Posted by jon_sullivan over 5 years ago

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