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. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/893...
Lat: -37.88, Long: 145.30
Spotted on Feb 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012