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Sugar Lerp -2

Glycaspis sp


A small (5mm) conical sugary crystalline structure with an exit hole on one side. Found with few other such structures on teh upper side of a gum (eucalyptus) leaf.


these lerps are formed by excretions of psyllid nymphs ( plant lice). the nymphs hide under these sugary covers through development. refer to previous spotting for square shaped lerp made by the same species of lerp insect.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.88, Long: 145.30

Spotted on Feb 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

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