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Giant scale insect

Family Monophlebidae

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5 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you, Martin, for this ID.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Muito fascinante!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Amazing! Thanks a lot, Martin. I'll try to find more info here. I thought of tortoise beetles because the overall shape of this one looks very much like that of TB larvae, minus the "spikes": http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/821...

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

They come from Australia and here's an Asian one. I don't know if they are supposed to come from Brazil but you probably have everything. They are female

http://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogima...

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

When they have no wings you easily think of a nymph or larva.
This one has grown up already
GIANT SCALE INSECT
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/03/16/g...

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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