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Scale insect

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

? 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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