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Cotton Cushion Scale

Icerya purchasi


Also known as Australian Mealybug and Fluted scale.


Found on an acacia tree.


I think there is also a red mite in the last photo.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

I thin that red mite mite be a baby....

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Cool! I like the tiny mite in the last pic too. These must be about at the moment. I spotted one recently too :)

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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