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Scale insect


A soft brown scale about 5 mm in length with a segmented body. Along and under the posterior end of the body was a white fluff, so soft that it was being blown by the wind and the long fibres covering most of the body. This is the egg case of this female.


Spotted on a stem of a eucalyptus sapling in a recreation reserve - Ferntree Gully Quarry.


? Pulvinaria. I am unsure of the species of this scale but will do further research.

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 29, 2019
Submitted on Sep 29, 2019

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