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Mealybug

Pseudococcidae

Habitat:

Spotted on the underside of orchid leaves

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11 Comments

Great find Viv,gorgeous and bizarre,congrats and thanks for sharing

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Thank you lori.tas for the link, much appreciated.

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Looks like this one, identified as a Pseudococcidae sp. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28859910@N0...

PrincessHannah
PrincessHannah 7 years ago

Wow! it looks like it's eating the ant.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Incredible, especially photo 3! It looks a little like a mealybug destroyer (Cryptolaemus sp.) too.

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Just a guess, but maybe it's a Fulgorid planthopper nymph. It's also possible that the ant is feeding off of 'honeydew' being produced by the other insect. Good luck.

phillipc1
phillipc1 7 years ago

Might be a melebug distroyer

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Wow!! I don't know bugs, but is it eating the ant? If that's the head, it almost looks mantis-like! Very cool and very strange!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

POSSIBLY A SCALE INSECT.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Truly bizarre!

injica
injica 7 years ago

Doesn't even look as something alive :)

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on Apr 4, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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