A 10mm segmented arthropod densely covered with white bristles.
Spotted on an iron bark eucalyptus tree
This female mealybug seemed immobile but she had moved a short distance up the tree when I returned to see her after about 10 minutes. She is probably a very young mealybug who should lose her white bristles as she matures, to reveal a more colourful body. Here are a couple of spottings showing two different mealbugs in two different stages of development- http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/986... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/113...