Bush coconut is called Merne arrkirlpangkwerle in the Arrernte language of Central Australia.
The gall looks like a small, knobbly woody fruit, ranging in size from a golf ball to a tennis ball, with a milky white flesh inside upon which the insect and its male offspring feed.
Aborigines pick them and crack them open with a rock. The Arrernte call the insect angure.
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- Gullan, P. J. and A. Cockburn. 1986. Sexual dichronism and intersexual phoresy in gall-forming coccoids. Oecologia 68:632-634.
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