Tiny white bells

Asked August 21, 2016, 2:01 PM EDT

What are the hard tiny white bell looking flowers on my cypress tree? I have searched google images and can't find them, it is not the twig gall midge. They grow on the ends near the balls and are numerous. The little bell shapes are capped and when I open one they appear to have a tiny seed in each but unlike a flower these flower shapes are hard. They are smaller than a pencil eraser. Thank you.

Bibb County Alabama trees and shrubs

1 Response

Good Afternoon,

I have a few ideas of what you are seeing. But can you a picture?

There are some gall forming midges that attack bald and pond cypress trees.

Here is one gall that forms 'flowers' like you are discussing. There are several other forms.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/157506/bgimage