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White Fibrous Lerps Insect

Glycaspis

Description:

The fine hairs of these Lerps insects were glistening in the sun on the back of a Spathyglottis leaf

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3 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thank you for the ident Martinl ...... have I named it correctly?

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

This is quite spectacular. My first thought is that this is a lerp (an elaborate shell covering a psyllid insect) similar to this one called Glycapsis. http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...
Mealy bugs are usually more powdery.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Interesting.

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on Apr 19, 2013
Submitted on Apr 19, 2013

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